A SUTTON teenager who carried out his third house burglary has been sentenced to two years and four months at a young offender institution.
Liam Worton (18) of Cowpes Close, broke into the house to fund his substanbce misuse and alcohol dependency, Nottingham Crown Court was told.
A retired man returned to his home in Coulton Avenue, Sutton, at night on 2nd March to find the kitchen window had been forced.
A tool from the shed had probably been used and there was a footprint on the kitchen surface, ssid Gareth Gimson, prosecuting.
A sofa had been moved, cupboard doors were open and a watch had been stolen.
The victim described himself as ‘upset and shaken.’
As a ‘third strike’ burglar Worton, who pleaded guilty, qualified for a three year sentence, before any discount.
His barrister Zoe van den Bosch said: ‘He is very young and has had a deeply troubled upbringing.’
Psychiatric and psychiological reports had been prepared on him and he suffered from personality difficulties.
Passing sentence, Judge Andrew Hamilton told Worton: “I know you have had difficulties in your background so, I’m afraid, have a lot of young people.
“But the probation service have leant over backwards to try to help you.”