Barrow police soon sniffed out roast lamb thief
Published at 10:27, Monday, 05 May 2014
POLICE hunting a meat thief arrived at the suspect’s home to be greeted by the aroma of the stolen lamb joint roasting.
Paul Richard Charnley admitted stealing the product but claimed he was drunk at the time.
The 44-year-old appeared before Furness Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Mr Peter Kelly, prosecuting, said: “It was about 6pm when staff spotted the defendant acting suspiciously in the Co-op on Barrow Island. After he left they called the police and they looked at CCTV footage.
“He was seen to pick up some mushrooms and alcohol and then a lamb joint which he put into a separate bag. He was then seen to pay for the other two items but not the lamb.
“Police traced the defendant to his home address and when they arrived the lamb was cooking.
“He told police he was under the influence of alcohol at the time. He said he had intended to eat the meat.
“He told police he was ashamed of his actions and he had been an idiot.”
Charnley, of Barque Street, Barrow Island pleaded guilty to theft of the lamb worth £15 on April 17.
Representing himself, Charnley told magistrates: “It was a mistake. I’m sorry.”
He was fined £75, £85 court costs and told to pay a further £25 victim surcharge.
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- UPDATE: Man named as Windermere murder investigation continues
- Police investigating fail to stop road traffic collision in Barrow
- Police investigate Ulverston equestrian centre burglary
- Barrow teen hid bat in his shorts while on plant food
- Barrow council to recover costs of beached car removal
- Sacrifices may be needed to save Cumbria maternity services
- Cumbria bus strike threat looms if talks over working hours fail
- Last respects paid to Millom poppymaker Mary
- Barrow MP among 19 to have had parliamentary credit card suspended
- Barrow woman attacked husband after cider-drinking binge
- Barrow karate kid is magic on the mat: WITH PICTURE GALLERY
- Junior girls football league seeking to build on strong campaign
- Barrow ASC earn Diddy League title
- Cents bid to end their final hoodoo
- Furness ace Natasha scores hole-in-one
- Dalton chef Dave serves up a golfing treat
- Barrow Raiders hoping to roar in Lion's den
- Half-term report - foundations in place for Barrow Raiders success (1 comment)
- Barrow boxing coach out to prove he's a charity warrior
- Dalton RL prospect leads Italian job
- Boxing Star to inspire females in Barrow through Olympic and Paralympic legacy project
- WEDDING ALBUM: Sharna Forsyth and James Tyson
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Venice
- FOOD REVIEW: Punchbowl, Crosthwaite
- Time to forge better deal within the EU
- FOOD REVIEW: The Crown, North Scale, Walney
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Bali
- Toddler fights back from heart surgery
- Garden no safe place for birds
- WEDDING ALBUM: Gemma Jones and Craig Brown
Visit our websites for...
- Barrow football fan banned after shouting abuse (1 comment)
- Cumbria rail provider: Hamster, false teeth and Barry Manilow CD among lost items (1 comment)
- Barrovian's World Cup brace helps England smash Japan
- 'Unacceptable' 100-mile round journeys for Barrow disability assessments (1 comment)
- A590 path repair project announced (1 comment)
F. Dickinson footwear
Homes and gardens 22
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|