Burglar told to return cross stolen from church

A burglar has been told by a judge that if he returns two candlesticks and a cross he stole from a Norfolk church it would be reflected in his sentence.

Michael O'Connor, 45, from Mundesley, had denied stealing the items from All Saints Church, Mundesley.

He was convicted at Norwich Crown Court after the jury heard his blood was found where he tried to get into the church through a window.

Judge Peter Jacobs will sentence him on 1 October.

O'Connor, who has been released on bail, had told the court that he walked into the graveyard and noticed a pain of glass which he cut himself on when he placed it by the side of the church.

He was convicted by the jury after deliberating for 15 minutes.

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