Spurs hat traps Kentish Town burglar

Blackfriars Crown Court

Blackfriars Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A burglar with a Spurs hat who broke into the home of a pensioner was later nabbed by police who spotted him around the corner with the hat still in his pocket.

The old lady’s terrified grandaughter, 26, called police after coming across Christopher Long on the stairs of her grandmother’s home in Lawford Road, Kentish Town, at around midnight on December 21 last year.

A police spokesman said: “After dealing with the victims and doing house to house enquiries in the early morning, we conducted an area search and identified the suspect nearby.

“The suspect fitted the full description down to the Tottenham hat in his pocket.”

Long, 29, of Caversham Road, Kentish Town, was found guilty of one count of burglary by a jury at Blackfriars Crown Court.

He was cleared of another charge of racially aggravated abusive behaviour.

Long will return to court for sentencing on February 1.