A WIDNES mum-of-three has been put back behind bars after carrying out her fourth house burglary.

Drug addict Kathryn Kelly, of Manor Road, who has a lengthy record including 94 offences of dishonesty, was jailed for three years and two months.

A judge warned her she will spend more of her life in custody unless she stops offending.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 44-year-old broke into a ground floor flat on Siding Court, Widnes through a window on March 9 and stole items including perfume, a wallet, old football match stubs and a mobile phone.

David Polglase, prosecuting, said that the householder had left the window ajar for her cat.

When she came home she thought the cat might have knocked items over but then realised her property had been stolen.

Kelly’s fingerprint was found on the window sill and her DNA was also discovered.

Kelly, who had a suspended prison sentence hanging over her, was arrested and claimed she just gone to the property to visit a friend.

Sentencing Kelly yesterday, Judge Anil Murray said that some of the items were of sentimental value to the victim and she could also not afford to lose out financially.

He said that her three children have ‘fortunately for them not followed your example abusing drugs’.

“I am told your life was in disarray but you have since become drug free and you say you are ashamed of your past and hope to change your ways. I hope you do or you will get longer and longer sentences.

“You are an intelligent woman and it is sad to see you in this position but unless you stop offending you will spend more and more of your life in prison.”

Kelly, who had pleaded guilty to the burglary, appeared via a video link from Styal prison.