A BURGLAR at Rhyl Rugby Club was given away by his DNA on a crowbar found nearby, a judge heard Caernarfon Crown Court.

Judge Timothy Petts said damage and loss to the club came to more than £2,500 which it could ill afford.

Paul Lewis, 42, of Trevor Avenue, Kinmel Bay, was jailed for eight months on Thursday, February 13 after pleading guilty to burglary last July.

Dafydd Roberts, prosecuting, said CCTV had shown two men were involved, one in possession of a crowbar and sledgehammer.

Damage amounting to £1,080 had been caused to a fruit machine and £600 stolen, and the main door had been smashed in the 4.30am burglary.

Lewis had 105 previous offences including 26 burglaries.

Duncan Bould, defending, said his last conviction for burglary was about eight years ago.

A cocaine habit was the reason for the offence.

Judge Petts said that, as was so often the case, the reason for the crime was to fund a drug habit.