Burglar caught by cigarette

A burglar from Kent's been jailed after his DNA was found on a cigarette.

Michael Barnes, from Snodland, was sent down for 3½ years.

The home-owners were not smokers at the house he burgled, so when the butt was found police had key evidence.

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Michael Barnes has been jailed for burglary Credit: Kent Police

A burglar from Kent's been jailed after his DNA was found on a cigarette. Michael Barnes, from Snodland, was sent down for 3½ years. The home-owners were not smokers at the last house he burgled, so when the butt was found there, Kent police had key evidence.