Prime Minister: "Burglary is a despicable and hateful crime"

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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Teesside judge says a theft took 'courage'

Judge Peter Bowers told a thief his break-ins took courage, sparking public anger and reaction from the Prime Minister.