Thief fell asleep naked as he burgled pensioner

A burglar has been jailed after he was caught when he fell asleep in a bed at the home he was raiding.

Stephen Cameron was roused from his slumber when he was arrested by three police officers.

The 22-year-old prolific burglar had broken into a 72-year-old woman's property in Bridlington, and had helped himself to her alcohol, before taking his clothes off and going to sleep in her bed naked.

Luckily, the pensioner was away on holiday and it was not until her daughter-in-law checked her home at 12.30pm the next 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 nightclub 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.