A BURGLAR who had been jailed in the summer received an additional sentence today after DNA linked him to another.

In July defendant John Adrian Jones received a 20 month sentence.

Today at Mold Crown Court Jones, 46, of Dundonald Avenue in Conwy, received an additional eight months consecutive - making a total of 28 months.

Judge Niclas Parry said he was being sentenced for burglary at a person’s home about a week or so after he tried to burgle another house, for which he had since been jailed.

On this occasion the victim returned to find his window smashed, two television and jewellery of sentimental value had been taken.

His case was aggravated by a dreadful criminal record because Jones had previous convictions for 90 offences, he said.

The burglary had been committed at night while he was under the influence of drugs.

Defending barrister Simon Killeen said it was agreed that his client had an appalling record.

He took the view that the prison sentence in July had saved his life.

The defendant was in a terrible state at the time.

But he had to some extent been able to turn his life around.

While he had lost everything through his own criminality, he was working in prison and had studied maths and English.

He was trying to get himself a trade.

Mr Killeen asked the judge not to extend his prison sentence too long.

Prosecuting barrister Elen \Owen told how the burglary occurred at a flat.

The victim had popped to the pub, returned home at 12.30 a.m. and found the ground floor window broken, an untidy search had taken place and two televisions and jewellery had been stolen.

Jones was arrested following a DNA hit on blood found at the scene.