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Mark Clayton, the man who had his home burgled by Richard Rochford has spoken on ITV Daybreak responding to the comments made by Judge Peter Bowers.
Mr Clayton said "Somebody who is taking drugs and burgling people to feed that habit, that doesn't take courage"
Prime Minister David Cameron has branded burglars 'cowards' after a judge on Teesside said a thief's break-ins took courage.
There was a public backlash after Judge Peter Bowers sparked an outcry during a case at Teesside Crown Court on September 4.
David Cameron has been burgled twice and he called the crime 'hateful'.
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A crown court judge has waded into a storm of controversy for claiming that burglars showed courage by breaking into peoples homes.