Judge tells daughter she ‘broke her disabled mother’s heart’ after burglary at her Grantham home

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A drug addict who burgled her elderly mother’s home in breach of a court order not to contact her family has been jailed for three years.

Nicola Coggin asked to be given time in custody to allow her to sort out her problems.

Nicola Coggin was jailed for three years.

Nicola Coggin was jailed for three years.

Coggin, of Harrowby Close, Grantham, admitted burglary of her 73-year-old mother’s home and breach of a restraining order on May 19 when she appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

She also admitted two offences of shoplifting from the Co-op store in Dysart Road, Grantham, on January 23 and 25.

Coggin was jailed for a total of three years by Judge Sean Morris.

The Judge told her: “You have pleaded guilty to a very nasty burglary which was committed at night. You targeted your mother whose heart has been broken by your constant picking on her.”

Mark Knowles, prosecuting, said a restraining order was imposed in September last year banning Coggin from contacting her disabled mother following previous incidents.

But in the early hours of May 19 Coggin went to the property after climbing onto a flat roof to gain access through a bathroom window.

Coggin, 36, stole £40 from her mother’s handbag before fleeing the house. The burglary was later discovered by Coggins’ brother and police inquiries produced a witness who saw Coggin and another female running away from the address at the time of the raid.

Coggin’s fingerprints were found on the window but after she was arrested she made no comment during an interview with police.

Chris Jeyes, defending, said “This is a defendant who is not asking for the least possible sentence to be imposed.

“She accepts full responsibility for what she did and she would like a lengthy sentence so she can get counselling. She recognises that it is her job to sort herself out but in the community she is unable to do that.”

He said that when released Coggin plans to move out of Grantham to start a new life in Yorkshire.