Man tells court he was in Hull when Brandon burglary was committed

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A Brandon man convicted of burglary at a house in the town told a jury he had no idea how his fingerprints were in the property.

Peteris Valters, 23, of London Road had denied the offence on Tuesday at Ipswich Crown Court

The court heard that cash and bank cards were stolen from a property in Wellington Close, Brandon last July.

The house was unlocked and the occupier was inside at the time but he was not disturbed by Valters.

Police arrested Valters after finding his fingerprint on a drawer that had been rifled, said prosecutor Robert Sadd.

Giving evidence through a Lithuanian interpreter, Valters denied committing the burglary, claiming that at the time he had been in Hull helping his brother to buy a car.

Telling the jury that he had never been to the address in Wellington Close, Valters said: “I have no idea what my fingerprint was doing there.”

Mr Recorder Ian Glen QC told Valters that he would be sentenced on September 9 at Norwich Crown Court and warned him that prison was likely. He was bailed to his next appearance.