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.

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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.