'˜Career' burglar caught in kitchen of Portsmouth house is jailedÂ

A PROLIFIC burglar has been jailed after being caught in the kitchen of a Portsmouth house by the homeowners.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 4:52 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 5:59 pm
David Uniacke, 41, of Havant Road, Portsmouth, was jailed for four years following a burglary of a house on Cobden Avenue on June 20, 2018. Picture: Hampshire police.

David Uniacke, of Havant Road, Drayton, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court to the burglary which happened on June 19.

The 41-year-old admitted to breaking into the Cobden Avenue address just after 11.30pm.

The court heard Uniacke was confronted by the homeowners when they returned home at around 11.40pm and found him in their kitchen.

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He fled the house, hopping across gardens to escape but police officers arrived quickly and found him in a nearby garage.

Uniacke was jailed for four years.

PC Paul Jennings, from the Operation Hawk team in Fratton, said: '˜The conviction of this career criminal will help protect residents of Portsmouth from becoming victims of crime.'