Oxford burglar caught on camera by Iffley family's CCTV system

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A FAMILY who set up CCTV in their Oxford home after it was broken into filmed a burglar while he went into their home as they slept.

Drug addict Justin Bourton took a laptop, mobile phone, car keys, and a wallet from the Iffley house before stealing a £30,000 BMW from outside.

The family had been burgled a year before and had set up CCTV which captured Bourne at the Courtland Road property, an Oxford Crown Court judge heard on Thursday. Bourton was jailed for 44 months.

Simon Ward, prosecuting, said homeowner James Moore, his wife and two children had gone up to bed at about 10pm on July 3 last year.

He said Mr Moore came down at about 6.45am, adding: “He had his breakfast, had a shower, and went to pick up his wallet and keys which should have been on the kitchen counter. But he couldn’t find them.”

He said the burglary victim then went outside to find his estate car had also been stolen.

Bourton, of Dashwood Road, in Rose Hill, Oxford, was arrested eight days later after a police officer recognised him on the CCTV images. He admitted burglary and theft last month.

The family’s car was later recovered.

In a victim impact statement Mr Moore, originally from New Zealand, said: “This is the second time we have targeted by thieves in the year-and-a-half we have been in the UK.

“We were just getting over the last round when we were targeted again.

“We do not feel safe in our home. We lost a lot of sleep after the burglary and are still jumpy.”

Bourton also asked for an offence of criminal damage and eight other burglaries to be taken into consideration.

Timothy Boswell, defending, said Bourton had fallen back into Class A drug abuse at the time of the crime and he asked the judge to consider a suspended sentence with a supervision order.

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He said: “It is fair to say that Mr Bourton went back into the grip of drug addiction and fell off the rails badly.”

But passing sentence, Judge Gordon Risius told Bourton: “I am afraid I am not prepared to take a chance on you.”

He added: “Serve your sentence and then start life in the community again with a clean slate.

“But whatever you do, stay off drugs for good this time.”

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2:50pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Oflife says...

So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc.

I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google.

He's now better informed!

Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good.
So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc. I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google. He's now better informed! Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good. Oflife
  • Score: -15

4:06pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Isawyoucoming says...

Oflife wrote:
So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc.

I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google.

He's now better informed!

Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good.
He got 44 months in prison, wont do that obviously.
[quote][p][bold]Oflife[/bold] wrote: So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc. I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google. He's now better informed! Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good.[/p][/quote]He got 44 months in prison, wont do that obviously. Isawyoucoming
  • Score: 1

4:24pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Fruit_Bat says...

Oflife wrote:
So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc.

I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google.

He's now better informed!

Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good.
This burglar has been jailed for 44 months.
You shouldn't really post comments if you're too thick to read the article properly in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Oflife[/bold] wrote: So, he's not being locked up? This country, or more so, Oxford, is so easy on criminals, yet treats responsible motorists appallingly and does NOTHING about decades of bike theft, stabbings, burglaries etc. I met a student near Birmingham doing a project on crime in his local town. He said it was pretty low and I mentioned Oxford was the most crime infested city I had ever lived or worked in in 50 years, including London, Chicago, New York and others I have lived in. He didn't believe me, so I told him to visit the Oxford Mail website and after looking at TODAY's news to browse the archives and use Google. He's now better informed! Good old liberals, treating the good bad and the bad good.[/p][/quote]This burglar has been jailed for 44 months. You shouldn't really post comments if you're too thick to read the article properly in the first place. Fruit_Bat
  • Score: 26

9:45am Tue 8 Apr 14

carfax says...

Have you changed your locks? I am guessing he entered easily because your locks are the ~£10 variety which are easy to get past.
Take a look at these:
http://www.avocet-ha
rdware.co.uk/
@avocetabs - twitter
https://www.abs-secu
re.co.uk/
Cost somewhat more, but very difficult for a burglar to get past.
Have you changed your locks? I am guessing he entered easily because your locks are the ~£10 variety which are easy to get past. Take a look at these: http://www.avocet-ha rdware.co.uk/ @avocetabs - twitter https://www.abs-secu re.co.uk/ Cost somewhat more, but very difficult for a burglar to get past. carfax
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Tue 8 Apr 14

crafty109 says...

originally from New Zealand........


Why isn't he being deported.....if it were someone commiting all those offences over there and he was from here he would be shipped out pretty quick.
originally from New Zealand........ Why isn't he being deported.....if it were someone commiting all those offences over there and he was from here he would be shipped out pretty quick. crafty109
  • Score: -6

8:25pm Tue 8 Apr 14

sue2582 says...

hes not being deported because hes english born and bread oxford
hes not being deported because hes english born and bread oxford sue2582
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Fruit_Bat says...

crafty109 wrote:
originally from New Zealand........


Why isn't he being deported.....if it were someone commiting all those offences over there and he was from here he would be shipped out pretty quick.
It's the victim of the burglary who is originally from New Zealand.
You too shouldn't really post comments if you're too thick to read the article properly in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]crafty109[/bold] wrote: originally from New Zealand........ Why isn't he being deported.....if it were someone commiting all those offences over there and he was from here he would be shipped out pretty quick.[/p][/quote]It's the victim of the burglary who is originally from New Zealand. You too shouldn't really post comments if you're too thick to read the article properly in the first place. Fruit_Bat
  • Score: 9

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