A 20 year old man from Luton found in his caravan home with a dog and some ferrets stolen during a house burglary has been given 27 month term of custody.
 
Andrew Morton from Lawton’s who represented the man when he appeared at St Albans crown court told Judge John Plumstead the man had a number of health issues including type 1 diabetes.
 
The man was appearing in court with two other Luton men for a number of offences committed over a seven month period between June of last year and January of this year.
 
The court heard it was in October of last year that a burglary occured at a property in the tiny village of Hexton on the Herts/Beds border.
 
A number of items were taken including the family’s pet dog and some ferrets.
 
Police acting on information later went to the mans caravan home in Luton where there recovered stolen property including the animals.
 
In court the 20 year old pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods from the burglary as well as an offence of burglary at a house in Wheathamstead in January of this year.
 
The court was told on that occasion the defendant and another 20 year old also from Luton broke into the house and stole a single £20 note.
 
Mr Morton appearing for the 20 year old said his client had pleaded guilty to the offences at the first opportunity and was entitled to credit.
 
Judge Plumstead jailed him for 27 months.