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- Mr Bott you said a few minutes ago that you ____________ (I'd like to take you back to something you said in your evidence a few
minutes ago - previous convictions)
- But this isn't the first time you are in court is it?
- This isn't the first time you've been in serious trouble.
- There was an incident wasn't there on the 3rd of May 2005?
- And it concerned a burglary.
- You stole jewellery.
- And you pleaded not guilty.
- But the jury didn't believe you did they?
- And the offence we are concerned today is because it alleged that you stole jewellery and cash.
- And there was another incident wasn't there on the 19th October 2010?
- And that incident concerned burglary as well.
- And you again pleaded not guilty.
- And the jury again didn't believe you.
- You stole a watch.
- From 78 year old man.
- You approached his house didn't you?

- And you said to him that you were collecting property. (continued) PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS
- When in fact you didn't.
- That man let you in didn't he?
- So because he let you in, you saw an opportunity.
- So you like to take advantage of situations where people are more likely to
let you in.
- And you think it is justified to lie to the elderly.
- And you think it is justified to steal items when vulnerable people let you in.
- So if you find yourself in a situation where vulnerable people let you in there
is a real risk of stealing from them.
- And on the 2nd of April 2011, you were convicted of 3 further distraction
burglaries of dwellings.

- On the incident we are concerned today, you approached Mrs O'Grady's
- That is a 73 year old woman.
- And you said to her that you were supervising the visits by the younger
- And she let you in.
- And you stole from her a ring and cash.

- Mr. Bott you are from from Lanchester.
- It is true isn't it that your work is at Lanchester North Village Hall.
- And you have a stall on the market.
- And you work there 5 days a week.
- So you spent a lot of time at the markets.
- You were aware of the council scheme regarding the heating provision.
- Mr. Bott you had seen the posters advertising the scheme hadn't you?
- They were also posted all around town.
- They were on the walls around the market stalls.

- Mr Bott you are quite a tall man aren't you?
- You are approximately 5' 10.
- And you have a small moustache.
- And you have grey hair.
- And your hair is slicked back.
- And you are in your 50s.
- And you have been working all your life.
- You have been doing outdoor work.
- And the work you do is very hands on isn't it?
- And because of that you have calloused hands.
- And you have badly bitten nails.
- But your nails are bitten.

RELATIONSHIP WITH SARAH + brought back card
- Sara Holt is your girlfriend. Is that correct?
- And you have been dating since March 2014.
- You go quite often to her house don't you?
- That is when she invites you.
- The kitchen is situated next to the sitting room.
- And between the kitchen and the sitting room there is a hatch.
- And this hatch is always open.
- On the 15th of September you went to her house. INCONSISTENCY

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