Burglar caught by police in cousin’s home in Rotherham

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A woman who broke into her cousin’s home and was caught inside by the police has received a suspended prison sentence.

Gemma Shaw, aged 33, of Loy Close, Greasbrough, Rotherham, broke into the property on Treefield Close, Wingfield, Rotherham, in June.

A witness saw her and a man entering the house after the owners had gone to work and raised the alarm.

Officers found Shaw in the toilet

She told them she was passing and had seen the front door open and had gone inside to check on the property.

The front door had a hole kicked in it and some property inside the house had been moved.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Shaw has 23 convictions for 30 offences.

Her barrister Dermot Hughes said she was making a fresh start by tackling her drug problems in prison.

He said she had been clean for the longest time in her adult life since getting arrested for the break-in.

Judge Sarah Wright QC issued her with a 15 month prison sentence suspended for two years and issued her with a 12 month supervision order.