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Outwell burglar caught again

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Blood left at the scene of a crime from self-inflicted injuries has seen unlucky burglar Darren Boughen caught by DNA evidence for the second time in a year.

The 37-year-old, of 39 Church Drove, Outwell, appeared before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and admitted attempting to burgle a garden shed in Emneth between July 30 and August 2.

He tried to take out the shed window but it smashed and injured his leg, leaving DNA evidence on the glass.

The court heard he was also caught by blood left at the scene after injuring himself during an attempted burglary in August last year.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said Boughen’s latest offence was also committed while he was on licence from prison, following an 18-month jail sentence for handling stolen goods.

Magistrates remanded Boughen to Norwich Crown Court for sentence, at a date to be fixed.

He was released on conditional bail until then, with conditions including a daily 8pm to 8am curfew.

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