Thursday 8 December 2016

Hapless burglar 'trapped by window'

Published 17/08/2010 | 15:22

A suspected burglar was arrested after getting stuck in a window, police said
A suspected burglar was arrested after getting stuck in a window, police said

A suspected burglar was left dangling when he got stuck as he tried to climb through a window.

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Firefighters had to remove the window frame at the house in east London to rescue the man, who had been trapped for some time. Police were called to the home in Tomlins Grove, Bow, after the householder spotted the man's head and upper body poking through the window.

Scotland Yard later said that unemployed Paul Joseph Keenan, 36, of Rounton Road, Bow, had been charged with burglary. He will appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

It appeared that his bottom had prevented the man from squeezing through completely.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At 7.30am we were called to reports of a male found stuck in a downstairs window at a house in Tomlins Grove, Bow.

"It appears the resident had come down and found the man. He was stuck half in, half out.

"The man was eventually freed by London Fire Brigade, who apparently removed the window frame.

"The man, aged 36, was unhurt and has been arrested on suspicion of burglary."

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