Judge gives city house burglar one last chance

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A burglar climbed into a partially deaf woman’s home as she and her two-year-old daughter slept.

David Patel, a heroin addict, narrowly avoided an immediate jail term but was warned he would be sent straight to prison if he committed any more crimes.

The defendant, wearing a white T-shirt and baggy grey jogging bottoms, smirked as he walked into the dock at Preston Crown Court.


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