A burglar who has been put behind bars for looting the home of Rita Ora was previously convicted for attempting to sell pictures of murdered Harry Potter actor Rob Knox, from Sidcup.

North London burglar Charaf Elmoudden, 26, was previously jailed for trying to sell photos of the dead teen who played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince.

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Rob Knox died after he was stabbed five times outside a Sidcup bar in 2008

Knox, of Maidstone Road, was stabbed five times outside The Metro Bar in Station Road in the early hours of May 24, 2008.

He died from his wounds in Queen Mary’s Hospital.

It has been discovered that Elmoudden tried to sell photos of Knox’s dead body to a Sunday paper in 2010.

He pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court in March 2010 to handling the stolen photographs of the young Harry Potter actor, which were believed to have been taken in the morgue before a post mortem examination was carried out.

He was sentenced to 15 months in a young offenders institution.

Knox’s murderer, Karl Bishop, now 29, formerly of Carlton Road, Sidcup, was found guilty in March 4, 2009 and handed a life sentence.

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Karl Bishop was found guilty in March 4, 2009 of murdering Harry Potter actor Rob Knox

He was ordered to serve at least 20 years before being considered for parole.

Elmoudden’s photographs of the 18-year-old’s body were exhibits in the Bishop murder trial before they were stolen following the trial.

Elmoudden was caught in a police sting when he tried to sell them to a Sunday People journalist.

A jury at Harrow Crown Court has today found Elmoudden guilty of raiding £200,000 worth of items from Ora’s London home on November 28 last year.

Elmoudden has been jailed for five years.

Prosecutor Mark Kimsey had said the previous conviction showed Elmoudden had an interest in media personalities.