Burglar slept in victim’s bed

A PROLIFIC burglar has been jailed after he was arrested when he fell asleep in the home he had broken into.

Stephen Cameron was woken from his slumber by three police officers.

The 22-year-old prolific burglar had broken into a 72-year-old woman’s property in Bridlington, where he helped himself to alcohol before getting undressed and going to sleep in her bed naked.

The pensioner was on holiday at the time of the raid and it was not until her daughter-in-law checked her home at 12.30pm the following day that she discovered Cameron asleep.

Prosecutor Stephen Welsh told Hull Crown Court: “The defendant was naked in the bed and expressed confusion on being arrested.

“He said he couldn’t remember anything from leaving a night club the previous evening and the first thing he was aware of was when he heard shouting and found three policemen dragging him from the bed in a strange house.”

Cameron, of Bridlington, who had been released halfway through a four-year sentence for burglary at the time he committed the offence, pleaded guilty to burglary at Hull Crown Court.

Judge Jeremy Baker QC jailed him for 18 months.