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'Thickest burglar' leaves passport at scene of raid

Police crack case in 'seconds'

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The Sun has hailed 48-year-old Kenneth Morgan as Britain's "thickest burglar", after he abandoned his passport at the scene of a break-in.

The career criminal was forced to beat a retreat from a property in Acton, West London, when the owner returned home and caught him in the act. He made good his escape through the kitchen window, but left a backpack containing the vital clue to his identity.

Just to make absolutely certain of a quick cuffing, Morgan also left his mobile phone, keys, prison ID card bearing his photo, "his birth certificate and a tenancy agreement with his signature".

The police cracked the case in "seconds", the Sun notes.

Following his arrest, the perp attempted to claim his backpack had been stolen by another ne'er-do-well who'd "planted" it at the scene of the crime.

Judge Simon Oliver, speaking at Isleworth Crown Court last week, described the story as "preposterous". The jury took an hour to find Morgan guilty, and he was jailed for six years.

Following the trial, it was revealed that Morgan had clocked up "23 burglary convictions dating back 25 years", and had been out of jail for just three weeks before his bid for criminal mastermind glory. ®

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