DNA evidence leads to arrest in car damage case

DNA tests on blood found in a damaged car in Ely led to the arrest of teenager Lee Kelly. Kelly appeared before city magistrates on Thursday, when he admitted vehicle interference. Prosecuting, Matthew Bradbury said Katie Barrett parked and secured her Ci

DNA tests on blood found in a damaged car in Ely led to the arrest of teenager Lee Kelly.

Kelly appeared before city magistrates on Thursday, when he admitted vehicle interference.

Prosecuting, Matthew Bradbury said Katie Barrett parked and secured her Citroen Saxo at The Turnpike in Ely on June 29, and the following morning discovered the driver's door was bent, and the cowling around the steering wheel was broken.

Blood on the cowling had Kelly's DNA on it. Kelly, 19, of Broxbourne, told the court he had been very drunk when he broke into the car, and wanted to apologise to Ms Barrett. The court gave Kelly a two-year conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £50 compensation.


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