Drunken burgling brothers found hiding in loft

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

TWO brothers were found hiding in the loft by police after deciding to break into a home on the way home from a party.

One of them, 28-year-old Daniel Lee Frost, of Alexandra Street, Thorne, ended up being bitten by a police dog before being arrested, Doncaster Crown Court was told.

He and Shaun Gavin Frost, aged 31, of Brookfield Close, Thorne, both pleaded guilty to the break-in at a house in Upper Kenyon Street in the town in March.

A neighbour called the police and they found a rear window had been smashed to gain entry.

Both defendants were found hiding in the loft, said Jeremy Evans prosecuting, and a police dog was called in to make them come down.

Mr Evans said there was ‘no shying away from the fact that the property was clearly being used for the purpose of growing cannabis’ and nothing was stolen.

The brothers had 34 previous convictions between them, the court was told.

Edward Moss, for Shaun Frost, said there was minimal damage to the house. The break-in happened when his client fell off the wagon and had taken cocaine and drank booze, he added.

Karen Tunnacliffe, for Daniel Frost, said he was voluntarily attending drug intervention and alcohol services.

The brothers were each sentenced to 36 weeks jail, suspended for 18 months, 300 hours of unpaid work, a three month curfew and £300 costs.