Man from Bury St Edmunds gets fined for school burglary

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A burglar broke into a Bury St Edmunds school looking to steal items to fund his drug habit, a court has heard.

On June 27, Peter Sydney Morgan-Warne smashed a window to gain entry to Harwick Middle School.

Prosecuting at Bury Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, Lesla Small said Morgan-Warne had also smashed a door panel, leaving behind his fingerprint, and stole a computer tower, valued at £300.

In interview, he told police he had decided to use the computer hard drive for himself after failing to find anything else of value in the school, said Miss Small.

Morgan-Warne, 24, of Mayfield Road, Bury, pleaded guilty to burglary.

In mitigation, Lyndon Davies said Morgan-Warne was voluntarily receiving help for mental health problems and a heroin habit.

He received a £154 fine and was ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £50 in compensation to the school.