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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Met Police via Press Office
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Burglar caught from DNA on a fizzy drink can he left at kitchen sink
Traces of his DNA were found on the rim of the can.

A MAN HAS been jailed after a DNA match from a fizzy drinks can he left in the kitchen sink of the house he burgled.

Nadim Younus, of Gloucester Avenue, Slough was sentenced to three years in prison at Kingston Crown Court today.

The court heard how the 33-year-old broke into a family home on Heston Road, Hounslow via the back door.

He went into every room emptying out all the cupboards as well as turning sofas upside down and cutting them up, in a bid to find high value Asian gold.

When the family returned they found £15,000 worth of Asian gold jewellery was stolen along with passports.

DNA found on rim of can

A drink can was found in the kitchen sink which the family said they had not drunk from and was previously in the fridge.

The can was forensically examined and traces of Younus’s DNA were found on the rim of the can. He was later arrested and charged with burglary.

Detective Constable Darren Young, from Hounslow borough, said: “This investigation demonstrates that we will do everything in our capability to identify a suspect with every resource available to us.

Our forensic colleagues will work with us to find anything, be it a drop of blood or saliva that may help us find a suspect and, in this case, leaving behind a drink can has resulted in us putting the suspect before the courts.

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