LED Zeppelin helped to catch a burglar who broke into a Friern Barnet home one snowy evening and fell asleep under a duvet.

Robert Erdei, 36, of Camden, was found by a sniffer dog named after the legendary rock group after a neighbour heard him moving a bin at the house in Friern Mount Drive on December 17 last year.

He looked out of the window and saw footprints on the roof and called in police, watching the property until police arrived with a sniffer dog.

As they got there the owner of the house arrived home and let the dog in. Erdei was discovered hiding under a duvet in an upstairs bedroom.

He was arrested for burglary and was found to have gloves, a screwdriver and a crowbar on him. He had been jailed last March for 15 months for burglary.

Detective Constable Tom Collins said: "The thanks in this case has to go to the two alert neighbours who, through their vigilance, helped to prevent any loss of their neighbour's property as well as the arrest of a burglar.

“This is a perfect example of the community working together with the police where close knit neighbourhoods will not tolerate such criminality.

"Erdei attempted to hide, but in the end a duvet is no match for Led Zeppelin the sniffer dog so he was caught red handed and cowering under cover."

Last Thursday at Wood Green Crown Court Erdei was jailed for four years for burglary with intent to steal.