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Saturday, 21 February, 1998, 13:24 GMT
British burglar jailed on `earsay'

A British burglar has been jailed after he was identified by the prints left by his ears.

The man listened at windows at the scene of his crimes, to check if anyone was at home.

Forensic experts used techniques similar to those which trace fingerprints to identify the man Colin Sewell who was jailed in London for a year on five counts of burglary.

Correspondents say it's the first time earprints have secured a conviction in British courts.

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