Dozy burglar caught after accidentally filming himself stealing cars from Sunderland

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A DOZY burglar who filmed himself raiding a Wearside lock-up has been jailed.

Grant Nanson stole a Mini, an Astra and a motorbike from commercial premises on Morgan Street in Sunderland.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to burglary at Newcastle Crown Court and was jailed for two months.

Graham O’Sullivan, prosecuting, said Nanson was arrested shortly after the burglary was discovered on April 14.

Mr O’Sullivan said: “Police searched his home and found the iPhone, on which he had inadvertently recorded himself committing the burglary whilst trying to turn on the phone’s torch feature.”

The two cars, which were valued at £11,000, were recovered but a motorbike that was valued at £500 was never found.

An Audi A4 was also damaged during the removal of the stolen vehicles.

Barry Robson, defending, said that there were probably other people involved in this offence and called it the most ‘inept’ burglary he had ever seen.

Nanson, of Westbourne Road, Sunderland, was also sentenced for a separate offence of affray, which he admitted along with his dad James Nanson, 42, of the same address.

Bother men were given nine-month prison sentences for the affray, which saw them use weapons, including a baseball bat, to attack two men.

Nanson Snr’s sentence was suspended for 18 months.