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Exeter Thief Leaves Trail Of Minstrels To His Lair

by | 2nd, September 2011

MARK Rye, 29, was “off his face” when he broke into the Co-Op in Exeter. He stole booze and sweets.
He ran off – leaving behind a trial of Minstrels chocolates.

At Exeter Crown Court, Rye admits burglary and drugs offences. He is sent down for three years and nine months.

Says prosecutor Neil Lawson, dramatically:

“The defendant left a trail of sweets – Minstrels – rather than a trail of blood.”

And that was not the only clue. Defence lawyer Gareth Evans tells the court:

“He lives just around the corner and the CCTV covers that road. It was crass stupidity.”

Well, he was off his face…



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