A BURGLAR who made a getaway on a mobility scooter after he was caught climbing into a woman's window late at night will have to wait to learn his fate.

John Francis, who also had a working Taser in his city home, stole a bank card during a burglary in Hillery Road, Worcester and used the Santander card to carry out a string of frauds, splashing out on designer sports gear, whisky and a drill.

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The 44-year-old of Wyld's Lane, Worcester even attempted to burgle another city house while the woman was asleep in her bedroom. First she saw his hand, then his head, poking through her window. When she shouted at him he made his getaway - on his mobility scooter.

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Francis appeared before Judge James Burbidge QC at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday for sentence and was carrying a large black bag, anticipating a custodial sentence.

However, his barrister, Jason Aris, argued for an adjournment in the case. The reason for the adjournment was discussed in chambers. The journalist was asked to leave the courtroom and as a result we cannot report on why the delay was necessary.

The sentence is due to take place at Worcester Crown Court on November 10.

The disabled night raider admitted a catalogue of crimes at Worcester Magistrates Court last month.

Francis pleaded guilty to a burglary on May 26 this year during which he stole a laptop, an iPad, an iPhone 11 and bank cards.

Francis was captured on CCTV using the stolen cards to commit six frauds by false representation across Worcester between May 27 and 28, the day after the burglary.

A search of his home on June 9 this year revealed that he had a viable 'home made' Taser which could discharge electricity.

Francis also pleaded guilty to attempting to burgle a house in Devon Road, Worcester on May 30 this year but was disturbed climbing in through a window.

Using the stolen card, Francis bought a £45 drill from Wickes in Worcester, some Adidas trainers worth £36 from Sports Direct, a hoodie and carrier bag from Mountain Warehouse worth £42, a cap and an Adidas mask worth £28 from JD Sports, some earphones from Asda worth £36 and a £15 bottle of whisky from St Paul's News.