Carlisle house burglar traced through DNA jailed
Published at 13:18, Friday, 21 February 2014
A burglar who cut his hand breaking into a Carlisle house has been sent to prison for two-and-a-half years.
Derek Macaulay, 44, had to ask a neighbour for a bandage after injuring himself trying to get into the house in Cumrew Close.
He went on to try to break into another house in Broadoaks Court but left so much blood there that police were able to trace him through his DNA.
Macaulay, who has no fixed address, pleaded not guilty to burgling the first house and attempting to burgle the second but was found guilty after a trial at the city’s crown court.
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