Meeting burglar 'helped' victims recover from crime

Shrewsbury Prison Chaplain, David Farley, believes in restorative justice

Five years ago, Laura, who now lives in north Shropshire, was burgled while she and her family slept at their flat in London.

The 35-year-old, who did not want to give her full name, said she and her husband became so obsessed with what had happened and that the perpetrator might return, that it put them and their marriage under tremendous strain.

Her husband felt "powerless because he couldn't protect his family" and "became slightly obsessed with finding the person that did it," she said.

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