Victim meets her ‘scared’ burglar

Vikkey Dracycott was the victim of a burglary at her home in Winmarleigh and has met with the offender for him to say sorry.
Vikkey Dracycott was the victim of a burglary at her home in Winmarleigh and has met with the offender for him to say sorry.
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A TEACHER left terrified after a man raided her home while she was sleeping has helped the prolific offender get his life back on track with a face-to-face meeting.

Victoria Draycott, from Winmarleigh, near Garstang, said she was left “emotionally drained” after the sit-down with the serial thief.

But she said it had helped with the “healing process” after receiving an apology and learning more about the man behind the drug addict who had broken into her home.

The mother-of-one lost a collection of sentimental photos from her first year in teaching, stored on a camera, in the burglary of her property, off Park Lane, in May 2009.

The offender, whose name has not been disclosed by Lancashire Police, was high on drugs when he broke into the home through a conservatory door, before grabbing her handbag, which held the camera, her purse and various items, totalling £459.

See the Lancaster Guardian (28-07-11) for full story.