Burglar's sentence appeal is rejected
AN ALCOHOLIC who broke into a house to steal booze after an all-night New Year's Eve bender has been told his four-year jail term is not too long.
City man Jordan Graham Rowe, 31, broke into a house in Milton Abbot to get at bottles of whisky and brandy he spotted though the window.
He also grabbed cash and electrical goods, but was so drunk he dropped and smashed most of his haul on the driveway. The drunken burglar made off on a stolen bike and was arrested soon afterwards having also tried to break into a farm.
Rowe, of Valletort Road, Stoke, was jailed for four years at the city's Crown Court in May after pleading guilty to two burglaries and a theft.
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He yesterday asked Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Openshaw and Judge Anthony Morris QC, sitting at London's Criminal Appeal Court, to reduce that sentence. Rowe's lawyers said he ought to have been treated more leniently as he has psychological problems.
But Judge Morris, dismissing his appeal, said: "This was a severe sentence but cannot be categorised as manifestly excessive."