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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Cumbrian robber used cash to buy cheese

A man from west Cumbria is facing jail for robbing money which he used to buy a 69p bag of “dunkable cheese portions”.

Twenty-two-year-old David Ryan Harris bought the cheese from a local shop after stealing £40 from a man in a drunken robbery on January 28.

It was the only thing he bought before he was arrested.

At Carlisle Crown Court Harris, of Skiddaw Crescent, Distington, Workington, pleaded guilty to robbing Mitchell Nelson.

Brendan Burke, defending, said Harris had been “heavily intoxicated” at the time of the offence.

“At the very least he seems to have an entrenched problem with alcohol,” he said.

Mr Burke said Harris knew the “likely implications” of his guilty plea would include prison.

Harris was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on May 29.

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