Wisbech burglar jailed after leaving blood at scene

Mark Coleman, 37, of King Street, Wisbech, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison

Mark Coleman, 37, of King Street, Wisbech, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison

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A burglar has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after leaving blood at the home of his victim.

Mark Coleman, 37, of King Street, Wisbech, broke into the house in Beechwood Road, Wisbech, on March 18.

Having tried unsuccessfully to force open a window, he smashed another and cut himself while climbing into the house.

He stole several pieces of gold jewellery, a TV, a Kindle Fire and the bathroom blinds.

Coleman left blood on the kitchen bin, which provided a positive DNA match. He pleaded guilty to burglary and theft and was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday.

Det Con Jon Edwards has welcomed the sentencing.

He said: “Thanks to excellent forensic work by the Scenes of Crime Officers we were able to secure this conviction and ensure the local community are protected from Coleman’s criminal activities.”

Firefighters from March rescued a brown and white horse trapped in water and mud in the river near Guyhirn on Friday.

Specially trained firefighters worked with in water teams to release the horse, which did not need to be sedated.