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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Carlisle teen admits sending man blackmail letter

A Carlisle teenager has been remanded in custody after admitting sending a man a blackmail letter.

Matthew Kyle Johnstone, 18, of Adelphi Terrace, Currock, sent the letter last year, saying he would report his victim to the police unless he paid him £2,000.

At the city’s Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to demanding the money with menaces (blackmail).

He also admitted an earlier offence of burgling a shed in Lund Crescent and stealing power tools and cannabis plants between January 31 and February 3 last year.

Johnstone will be sentenced on February 28 after reports into his background have been prepared.

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