Watch: Police collar burglar who raided 10 pubs and shops in Crouch End and Archway, Islington

This body-worn camera footage shows the moment the Met Police caught a burglar who had targetted 10 pubs and shops in Islington.
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This is the moment the Met Police arrested a burglar who raided 10 pubs and shops in Islington.

John Delaney, 51, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years and three months in jail.

The Met said officers worked for weeks to identify Delaney through DNA evidence and CCTV in the "local areas of Crouch End and Archway".

Burglary lead for the Met Detective Superintendent Amanda Mawhinney said: “The Met has a renewed focus on tackling burglary as we work to rebuild trust and drive down crime in our communities.

“Our officers and staff are committed to providing support and advice to victims, as well as continuously reviewing crime reports to spot patterns of offending and sending officers to hotspot areas.”

The arrest was part of an operation which saw covert tactics, phone tracking and surveillance used to make more than 100 arrests in 60 days. The scheme followed an operation which saw "success in Bromley".

Sergeant John Johnson, leading the local burglary team, said: “My team have listened to the concerns of our community and made it a priority to address the issue of burglary head on.

“Everyone in London has the right to feel safe, especially in their own homes. And I’m pleased that our use of innovative tactics has had such a positive impact in delivering for people across the city.”

The Met says taking a few steps can be enough to prevent a burglar getting into your home, such as making sure existing door and window locks are used. The force said burglar alarms are an "excellent deterrent".