A Kettering man who burgled his own cousin’s home has been jailed for six months and told he needs to sort his life out by a judge.
Adam Hanvey, 35, broke into his relative’s Judith Road house in August this year, stealing wine, cider, brandy and Baileys.
He also stole from a Co-op supermarket in Kettering in June – with both offences occurring while he was subject to a community order.
Hanvey, of no fixed abode, but whose registered address is Marion Square, Kettering, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, October 9).
Hanvey had hoped to catch a lift to Corby with his cousin on Tuesday, August 26, but his cousin had already left and said he would not be getting home until later that day.
However, when he returned that evening, his cousin found a back window had been smashed and the alcohol stolen by Hanvey.
Judge Michael Fowler said: “You have been given a number of chances to address your alcohol problems, but it appears you have not done so.
“You need to do that to sort your life out.
“The burglary is a serious offence as you acknowledge – it makes it even more distasteful that the victim is your cousin.”
Defending Hanvey, barrister Maxine Krone said the burglary came as a result of having him having sunk “so low”.
She also said Hanvey was drunk at the time of the offence and his drink had been spiked with cocaine – something he had never taken before.