A TRIAL into an alleged burglary of Christmas presents in which the culprit is claimed to have left his vape at the scene has entered its closing stages.

Jason Bourton, 39, of Dashwood Place, Oxford, is charged with one count of burglary.

Prosecutors at the start of his trial at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday said that the break-in took place on December 22 last year in the Cowley area.

Among the items taken, he said, was a laptop and Christmas presents including a bottle of gin and Chanel perfume.

A pair of socks with the words 'eye roll' written on them was also taken, jurors were told, as was a black T-shirt with the letters 'OMG' on the front and a pink pig in the middle.

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Investigating the break-in, prosecutors said, a 'vaping device' was discovered having seemingly been left by the burglar near a window where it was suspected entry had been gained.

Neither of the two occupants said they owned a vaping device and police subsequently went on to examine it for DNA evidence.

Jurors were told a 'complete and clear' DNA profile matched that of Bourton, adding there was a 'one in one billion' chance it was not his.

Yesterday Bourton declined to give evidence from the witness box at the start of the defences case and jurors instead went on to hear closing arguments from prosecutors and the defence.

The case will next be summed up by presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC on Monday before the jury panel retire to consider their verdict.

Bourton denies the single charge and the trial continues.