Barrow burglar ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work
Last updated at 16:45, Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A Barrow drunk was caught standing in the middle of his drinking partner’s home with two carrier bags and a Sonic the Hedgehog rucksack full of stolen food from her kitchen.
Anthony Woodward appeared at Barrow Crown Court for sentence for a burglary he pleaded guilty to at a hearing on April 17.
Mr Tom Lord, prosecutiong, told how on March 30 Woodward had been drinking with his female friend of four years and her housemate.
Mr Lord added: “The defendant was drunk and as they wandered home they lost him. They arrived at their home in Hawke Street about 11pm and the front door was open.
“As they entered they saw the defendant stood in the middle of the living room with two carrier bags full of food and a Sonic the Hedgehog rucksack.
“He walked out of the house but as he did he took a jar of spaghetti bolognese from his jacket pocket and placed it on the floor before walking off.”
Mr Lord said when Woodward was arrested the 47-year-old said he couldn’t remember a thing as he had downed about 15 bottles of Stella Artois and a few glasses of wine.
The court heard on Friday he had 18 convictions for 28 offences.
Judge Paul Batty told Woodward, of Coulton Street, Barrow: “This is a somewhat unusual offence. You had drunk an industrial amount of alcohol that day.
“You were peeved that your friends had gone on without you so you went around and took a considerable amount of food.
“As serious as burglaries go I do not view this as one that you should be sentenced to custody for.”
Judge Batty gave Woodward an eight-month jail term, suspended for 12 months, and 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.
Woodward was also given a curfew, banning him from the streets between 10pm and 4am for four months.
First published at 16:11, Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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