A BURGLAR has been jailed after being caught red-handed with a bag full of stolen goods including a framed wedding photograph.

James Cotman was seen acting suspiciously in Felstead Road, Orpington, by a member of public who called the police.

When officers arrested the 45-year-old they found him in possession of screwdrivers, a torch and some jewellry in boxes.

Later that day the occupiers of a house in Felstead Road returned home to find it had been burgled.

Officers showed them the property that was recovered from Cotman and they confirmed it was theirs.
Cotman, from Carshalton, was then charged with the burglary, which happened on August 30.

He pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to four years imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on October 29.