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Window cleaner jailed for burgling Chichester home

The Argus: Window cleaner Daniel Hobden who has been jailed for burgling homes in Chichester Window cleaner Daniel Hobden who has been jailed for burgling homes in Chichester

A window cleaner from Chichester has been jailed after burgling more than 12 homes.

Daniel Hobden, 30, of Victoria Drive was caught out when a resident in East Row heard his flat window open and close and realised money had gone missing.

He was arrested when he was seen trying to discard the money.

He was found guilty on November 8 at Brighton Crown Court for the burglary on July 19.

When he was sentenced the court heard Hobden had been previously convicted of more than 12 burglaries.

He was jailed for three years.

DC David Midgley of West Sussex CID said: "This is an example of a quick-thinking homeowner assisting police to bring an offender to justice.

"The sentence handed down also shows just how seriously the courts view individuals who choose to commit crime in our homes.

"I believe this sentence sends out a strong deterrent to would-be burglars that if you commit crime in Sussex you will be actively pursued, arrested and prosecuted."

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10:40am Tue 13 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

"Confessions of a Window Cleaner"

Lets hope he will be watching his back everyday and everynight for as long as he is in clink.

Horrible man with no doubt horrible friends.
"Confessions of a Window Cleaner" Lets hope he will be watching his back everyday and everynight for as long as he is in clink. Horrible man with no doubt horrible friends. Algeria Touchshriek
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10:48am Tue 13 Nov 12

chrisso says...

''Sentanced'' ??!
''Sentanced'' ??! chrisso
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12:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

John Steed says...

one has to wonder at the legal system these days, a reasonable sentance appears to have passed, but in another case in todays reports, a child cannot be named because of legal reasons, funny thing is that luckily the same child could be named when it was imperative to locate that child whose whereabouts were not known, in fact it was national if not international headlines for a week ,for legal reason are we supposed to have selective amnesia now and then?
one has to wonder at the legal system these days, a reasonable sentance appears to have passed, but in another case in todays reports, a child cannot be named because of legal reasons, funny thing is that luckily the same child could be named when it was imperative to locate that child whose whereabouts were not known, in fact it was national if not international headlines for a week ,for legal reason are we supposed to have selective amnesia now and then? John Steed
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12:11pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Did I miss something or when did it become acceptable to publish a perpetrator's photo?

Just hope it IS the right person!
Did I miss something or when did it become acceptable to publish a perpetrator's photo? Just hope it IS the right person! Tailgaters Anonymous
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12:12pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

John Steed wrote:
one has to wonder at the legal system these days, a reasonable sentance appears to have passed, but in another case in todays reports, a child cannot be named because of legal reasons, funny thing is that luckily the same child could be named when it was imperative to locate that child whose whereabouts were not known, in fact it was national if not international headlines for a week ,for legal reason are we supposed to have selective amnesia now and then?
Efforts were made to remove the section 39 order for the very reasons you state. However, magistrates' would not be moved.
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: one has to wonder at the legal system these days, a reasonable sentance appears to have passed, but in another case in todays reports, a child cannot be named because of legal reasons, funny thing is that luckily the same child could be named when it was imperative to locate that child whose whereabouts were not known, in fact it was national if not international headlines for a week ,for legal reason are we supposed to have selective amnesia now and then?[/p][/quote]Efforts were made to remove the section 39 order for the very reasons you state. However, magistrates' would not be moved. Sarah Booker Lewis
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12:16pm Tue 13 Nov 12

funkyyoyo says...

when im cleaning windows!!!!!
when im cleaning windows!!!!! funkyyoyo
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12:36pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

Tailgaters Anonymous wrote:
Did I miss something or when did it become acceptable to publish a perpetrator's photo?

Just hope it IS the right person!
When a person is convicted it is usual for newspapers to publish pictures of the guilty party.
[quote][p][bold]Tailgaters Anonymous[/bold] wrote: Did I miss something or when did it become acceptable to publish a perpetrator's photo? Just hope it IS the right person![/p][/quote]When a person is convicted it is usual for newspapers to publish pictures of the guilty party. Sarah Booker Lewis
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