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Burglar who stole £18k of heirlooms from Shoreditch flat to feed crack addiction jailed for six years

PUBLISHED: 08:11 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:02 28 June 2017

John Mallaghan.

John Mallaghan.

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A burglar who stole £18,000 in heirlooms from a Shoreditch flat to fuel his crack cocaine addiction has been jailed for six years.

The jewellery John Mallaghan stole has not been recovered yet.The jewellery John Mallaghan stole has not been recovered yet.

John Mallaghan, 43, raided the property in Shoreditch High Street weeks before Christmas, stealing diamond rings, earrings, necklaces, watches and cash.

Police traced him through DNA found on a drinks carton he dumped in the flat, but weren’t able to catch him until February because he was homeless. He was jailed for six years and three months at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday.

None of the items have been recovered and police have released pictures of the distinctive items in the hope of tracking them down.

Det Insp Paul Ridley said: “The victims have been left devastated. This case is made even more poignant by the fact the victim’s mother, who cherished the sentimental gold watch, died only weeks ago.”

Contact Hackney CID on 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

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