Drug addict jailed for stealing television

Jason Wilson jailed for 15 months for burglary.
Jason Wilson jailed for 15 months for burglary.
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A drug addict who broke into a Sheffield house and stole a television was caught after he left blood at the crime scene.

Jason Wilson, aged 37, broke into the home in Whirlow through French windows and stole a £1,600 television, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

It was the second time in a year the house had been burgled.

The court heard Wilson, of Andover Street, Pitsmoor, was given a community order last October for another burglary and was in breach of the order.

Judge Simon Lawler QC revoked the earlier order and jailed Wilson for 15 months.

Ian Goldsack, mitigating, said Wilson’s heroin addiction was at the root of his offending.

He said: “He has a long-term addiction problem and needs help with that other than what he can access on a voluntary basis.”

The court heard Wilson was not suitable for a drug rehabilitation order because he was banned from the South Yorkshire Probation offices in Sheffield for harassing a probation officer with whom he had become infatuated.

He was also the subject of a restraining order which was imposed after he asked the married probation officer out and she refused.

Judge Lawler said the burglary was a serious matter, but the home was unoccupied and there was no ransacking.