Court orders psychiatric report on burglar

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A court today (Thursday) ordered a psychiatric report in the case of a burglar who left his DNA at the scene of a jewellery raid.

Phillip Malone (36), care of Churchfield Close, Deeping St James, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft of jewellery and ornaments from Market Deeping’s Antiques and Crafts Centre when he appeared in court last month.

Spalding magistrates ordered a probation report, but heard today the probation service is recommending a psychiatric report before Malone is sentenced. His case was adjourned to April 4.

Malone will also be sentenced for theft of vodka worth £64.50 from Baston’s Waterside Garden Centre and two assaults. He has already pleaded guilty to those offences.