Outwell burglar caught by his own blood, court told

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court. ENGANL00120120910144054
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court. ENGANL00120120910144054

Blood left at the scene of a crime from self-inflicted injuries has seen 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 Lynn magistrates on Thursday and admitted attempting to burgle a 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 DNA 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.