WE’VE rounded up the criminal court stories covered in the Evening Mail and The Westmorland Gazette over the last week.

Paul Rose banned from owning birds after causing unnecessary suffering

THE founder of Barrow’s Owl Sanctuary has been disqualified from keeping or owning birds for five years after a judge ruled he had housed his animals in ‘woefully inadequate conditions’.

Paul Rose MBE, 71, pleaded guilty on the day of his trial to two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and one count of failing to ensure animal welfare, contrary to Section 4 and Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

READ MORE HERE: Owl Sanctuary founder kept animals in 'woefully inadequate conditions'

Barrow man pleads guilty to assault after Ulverston incident

A man from Barrow has pleaded guilty to assault following an incident in Ulverston last year.

Luke Armistead, aged 33, admitted to the charges against him when he appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 13.

READ MORE HERE: Man fined hundreds of pounds after admitting assault

Barrow man sentenced for using threatening behaviour towards another

A MAN has been sentenced for causing another member of the public to feel harassment, alarm or distress.

Paul Lackey, of Ramsden Street Barrow, admitted at the first opportunity that he had used threatening, abusive words or behaviour towards the complainant on April 3 this year.

READ MORE HERE: Man, 58, ordered to complete unpaid work for threatening behaviour

Barrow man caught drug driving whilst riding E-Scooter – sentence

A MAN has been sentenced after being caught drug driving whilst riding an E-Scooter around the streets of Barrow.

Tyler Holme, 22, of St. Patricks Road in Barrow, was stopped by road traffic officers on North Road on December 14 last year.

READ MORE HERE: Man, 22, sentenced for drug driving whilst riding E-Scooter without insurance

Carl Sumner jailed for supplying cocaine in Barrow

A third man has been jailed for drug supply offences in south Cumbria.

Carl Sumner, 39, of Parker Street, Barrow was sentenced to seven years and two months at Carlisle Crown Court.

READ MORE HERE: Criminal jailed for role in supplying cocaine to 'well-paid employees' in Barrow

William Prince charged with Barrow murder appears in court

A MAN has appeared in court after being charged with murder following an incident at a home in Barrow.

William Prince is alleged to have been involved in an incident with 90-year-old Geoffrey Kershaw on Abbey Road in Barrow on March 17. He died five days later in hospital.

READ MORE HERE: Barrow man charged with murdering 90-year-old pensioner appears in court

Carol McClean jailed for role in Kendal-Merseyside crime group

A woman has been jailed for her role as a member of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) which trafficked Class A drugs between Merseyside and the South Lakes.

The investigation involved officers from Kendal and Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team and detectives from the Community Serious and Organised Crime Unit working in close partnership to dismantle the ‘Scouse Tom’ OCG, after launching Operation Forfeit in January 2022.

READ MORE HERE: Woman, 56, part of criminal gang stored drugs in locker at work

Drink driver caught behind wheel of Range Rover in Cartmel

A DRINK driver is likely to be sacked from his job after he made the 'stupid' decision to drive home after a work barbecue, a court has heard.

Mark Gascoigne was stopped after police found he was driving his Range Rover in Cartmel without a valid MOT certificate and with a damaged tyre.

READ MORE HERE: Drink driver 'likely to lose job' after driving home from work event

Rochdale man damages shop window of Grange family business

A man caused damages worth £500 to a jewellery shop window in Grange-over-Sands.

Kevin Smith, aged 41, admitted the offence that took place on Saturday, May 11 at Johnston's of Grange, a family-run business that has been serving the community for over 80 years.

READ MORE HERE: Man admits damaging family-run jewellery shop window in Cumbria

Millom man left wounded and scarred dogs without vet care – sentence

A MAN whose dogs were found suffering from injuries after the RSPCA investigated potential badger baiting offences has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Reece Robertson, 26, of Cook Road in Millom, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and appeared for sentencing at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court.

READ MORE HERE: Dogs found in 'very dirty kennels with mouldy faeces inside them'

A590: 'Careless' driver banned after causing serious injury

A DRIVER has admitted causing serious injury by careless/inconsiderate driving on the A590.

Michael Wilson pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates Court on Monday, May 13.

READ MORE HERE: A590: 'Careless' driver banned after causing serious injury

Barrow woman's Tesco, B&M, Iceland and Currys shoplifting spree

A WOMAN who stole from several big-name chains in a month-long shoplifting spree has been jailed.

Maigan Print was jailed after she committed a string of shoplifting offences - taking mostly alcohol and food from Tesco, B&M, Aldi, Iceland and other chain stores in Barrow.

READ MORE HERE: Woman stole from Tesco, B&M, Iceland and Currys in shoplifting spree

Barrow woman breached order after just one day

A woman has admitted to breaching an order just one day after it was made.

Samantha Singleton, of Schooner Street in Walney, was handed a domestic violence protection order on May 10 by South Cumbria Magistrates Court.

READ MORE HERE: Woman breached court order a day after it was made

Woman's to be sentenced for Iceland, B&M, The Range shoplifting

A WOMAN who stole several items in a shoplifting spree is due to be sentenced.

Maigan Print previously admitted a string of shoplifting charges at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court.

READ MORE HERE: Woman to be sentenced after Barrow shoplifting spree

Man failed to give specimen for analysis - later caught with cocaine

A MAN has been sentenced after being caught in possession of a Class A drug and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

Benjamin Clarke, 38, of Linsty Green in Backbarrow, was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine on March 16 this year in Barrow.

READ MORE HERE: Man, 38, failed to give specimen for analysis and was later caught with Class A drug