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Burglar’s funeral parlour break-in bid

PUBLISHED: 16:32 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:28 25 August 2010

A SERIAL burglar who tried to break into a funeral parlour was warned he faces 18 months behind bars if he fails to stay out of trouble.

A SERIAL burglar who tried to break into a funeral parlour was warned he faces 18 months behind bars if he fails to stay out of trouble.

Scott MacDonald, 30, of Coltness Crescent, Abbey Wood, was branded 'a thorough nuisance' to society and told if he could not cope with a drug rehabilitation course, prison would be the only option.

The drug addict, who has 25 convictions for 42 offences, smashed a window and tried to climb in to Co-operative Funeralcare in Bexley Road, Erith on March 27 last year.

He was placed at the scene after a DNA match from blood found on the broken glass was discovered, and pleaded guilty to attempted burglary ahead of his trial.

A second identical count, relating to an attempted break-in at Munchies Cafe in the same row of shops on the same night, will lie on the court file.

Last Thursday he appeared for sentence, but his case was adjourned so he could be assessed for drugs rehabilitation.

MacDonald was released on bail to reappear before Judge Worsley within four weeks on a date to be set.

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