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A man who left his blood on a towel near the scene of a burglary has been jailed for three years.
Steven Walker, 44, of Newfield Street, Tunstall, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday (25 July) after he pleaded guilty to burglary dwelling and theft – no violence.On Thursday 2 June, Walker smashed a rear first-floor bathroom window and entered a property in Boundary in the Staffordshire Moorlands. He stole £1,500 in cash and stole keys to a vehicle. He also stole a towel which he used to dress a cut on this left hand – sustained when he broke in. Walker then tried to steal the vehicle which had the keys for but was not successful. The towel was found in a field near to the Red Lion pub in the village the next morning. PC Neil Podmore, the officer in the case, from Moorlands Local Policing Team, said: “Thanks to the DNA and the CCTV footage, we were able to quickly identify Walker and bring him to justice.”
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