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A violent burglar who tried to destroy DNA evidence by clipping his victim's fingernails has been jailed.

David Devlin was one of three men who smashed their way into a Leicester house, then attacked the woman inside.

After she scratched his face, Devlin washed her hands and cut her nails to destroy DNA evidence, but did not take the clippings away and was traced.

Devlin admitted two charges of robbery and one count of grievous bodily harm and was jailed for 22 years.

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