A PROLIFIC burglar who left his latest victim traumatised after raiding her home was today back behind bars.
Peter Rady stole priceless jewellery from the woman’s Pedders Lane home after ransacking bedrooms, leaving his victim “absolutely devastated”.
The 43-year-old – who has already spent 24 years behind bars – was handed a four-year jail term for his latest crime spree.
Preston Crown Court heard Rady stole two bracelets and a necklace, which had been left to the woman by late relatives, when he raided the Marton home in October.
The jewellery was never recovered.
And the following day he went on to burgle a second address on Faringdon Avenue, South Shore, searching cupboards and drawers and stealing a pendant.
Rady, of no fixed address, admitted both offences at court, and also asked for an attempted burglary at a home on Rosemary Avenue, South Shore, and a commercial burglary on Squires Gate Lane – where he tried to force open a safe – to be taken into consideration.
Zoe Slater, prosecuting, said the victim on Pedders Lane had turned her house into a fortress after being targeted by Rady.
Judge Graham Knowles said he could not ignore the “terrible harm” Rady had done.
Adrian Williams, defending, said since the age of 15 Rady had spent most of his life in prison.
At the time of his latest offences his late mother was terminally ill in hospital, causing him “enormous distress and anxiety”.
Mr Williams added: “He is determined this present sentence, in his own words, will be a turning point for him.”
Jailing Rady, Judge Graham Knowles said: “(Your) choices have ruined the lives of many others, or at least, done very serious harm to very many other people whose homes have been burgled.”