Driver’s phone shows she was near to Suffolk properties close to the times they were burgled, court hears

Photos showing under women's skirts found on mobile phone

Photos showing under women's skirts found on mobile phone - Credit: Su Anderson

A former Suffolk woman accused of being involved in a plot to carry out a string of burglaries in the west of the county was found to have stolen items at her home, it has been alleged.

Eleven burglaries were committed at rural properties in the area of Sudbury, Great Cornard, Clare and Long Melford between September 15 and September 22 last year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

During the burglaries rooms were disturbed and drawers pulled out and property – including jewellery – was stolen, said Matthew Butcher, prosecuting.

Before the court is Jennifer Durrell, 29, formerly of Great Cornard and now living in South Woodham Ferrers, who has denied an offence of conspiracy to burgle.

The court heard she is jointly charged with two men who have pleaded guilty to the charge.

Mr Butcher said the two men were in a car with Durrell, who was in the driver’s seat, on September 23 last year when it was stopped by police in Suffolk.

When the Peugeot was searched stolen jewellery was found in a storage pocket and in the back of the car.

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Footprints found at the scene of the break-ins were linked to the two men in the car, said Mr Butcher.

During a search of a shed at Durrell’s home in Great Cornard, glassware and crystal decanters were found which were identified as property stolen during a burglary.

In a prepared statement to police Durrell denied any knowledge of the jewellery found in the car.

She claimed she had been living in a refuge in Ipswich with strict conditions not to leave at the time of the alleged burglaries and denied any involvement in them

Mr Butcher said an expert in mobile phone cell site detection had linked Durrell’s phone to the vicinity of seven of the 11 burglaries in the alleged conspiracy.

The trial continues today.

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