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"
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