Oct 25 2005

By Gareth Deighan And Garry Willey, The Evening Chronicle

Dozy burglar Simon Colclough proved to be as thick as thieves. After breaking into a house he decided to down a bottle of vodka he found - and promptly fell asleep.

His downfall came when he was sidetracked from his mission leading his defence barrister to brand him "one of the country's most incompetent burglars."

Ignoring the valuable television and electrical equipment he inside instead headed straight for the fridge.