Cat flap burglar from Kingswood is jailed for two years


Jarrant Rice

Jarrant Rice

A teenage burglar from Kingswood who gained access to a home through a cat flap has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Jarrant Rice, 19, from Bibstone, gained entry to a home in Farleigh Wick, near Bradford on Avon, on 23rd October last year by reaching through the cat flap and opening a side window.

Once inside he helped himself to a number of electrical items and jewellery. He was eventually linked to the burglary by DNA.

After pleading guilty to the offence at Bristol Crown Court, he was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months in jail for the offence and a further 12 months for another burglary in the Avon & Somerset area, and for breach of a suspended sentence.