Warren Stockton, 25, from Hanley, has been jailed for three and a half years after stealing a handbag from a home. The house had been left secure, save for a living room window left ajar. Police charged Stockton after finding his fingerprints on paperwork discarded from the handbag. He had 35 previous convictions for theft and burglary.

Hanley burglar Warren Stockton jailed after stealing victim’s handbag while on licence