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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Cumbrian man broke into home of his mum's ex-partner

A man is facing an inevitable prison sentence after admitting breaking into the home of his mother’s “violent” ex-partner.

Jack Nicholson, 20, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to burgling the man’s house in Harrington Road, Workington, on March 13 with intent to do unlawful damage.

The court heard that Nicholson, who lives in Shore Terrace, Salterbeck, Workington, knew that because he had two previous convictions for burglary he faced an inevitable sentence of at least three-years under the “three strikes” rules.

“He is aware of the situation and accepts it,” his barrister Elizabeth Muir told the judge.

But even so she asked for a pre-sentence report to look into what she described as “certain unusual factors” in the case.

Ms Muir told the court the victim of the burglary was Paul Wilson, who, when he was the partner of Nicholson’s mother, had appeared in court for being violent towards her.

“That is what triggered it,” she said.

Nicholson was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on April 30.

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