Let off for Lord Birt burglar

Westminster

A parliamentary contractor who burgled the Westminster office of former BBC director general Lord John Birt was spared jail. Glen Marshall, 58, grabbed a Mont Blanc fountain pen and £215 in petty cash from a locked desk after using his contractor’s pass to enter Millbank House. Marshall also swiped three cheques and cashed them for £5,000 each at a Santander branch, between 24 May and 28 May this year. The thief had been working for removal contractor, Premier Movers, on…

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