Stanway man admits attempted burglary

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

Two men who tried to burgle a house in Dedham were arrested after the homeowner received a notification that CCTV cameras had been triggered at the premises while he was at work, a court has heard.

The footage showed the would-be burglars trying to open a rear patio door and then climb on a flat roof, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Before the court was Thomas Guy, 32, of Weyland Drive, Stanway, Colchester, who pleaded guilty to attempted burglary at a house in Long Road East, Dedham, on January 3 this year.

He was given a 14 month prison sentence suspended for two years, a one month curfew, a Thinking Skills programme and a 20 day rehabilitation requirement. He was also ordered to pay £750 costs.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said Guy’s accomplice had also admitted attempted burglary and had been sentenced to a suspended prison sentence by a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court..

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Guy, who represented himself in court, said he was under the influence of drink and drugs at the time of the offence.

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