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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Drunken burglar spared prison sentence by Carlisle court

A man from who burgled a house while he was drunk has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Dean Kevin Campbell, 36, of Seathwaite Avenue, Whitehaven, told police he had no recollection of breaking into the house in Leander Close, Whitehaven, because he had been on a drinking binge.

But at Carlisle Crown Court he accepted it was he who had got into the house while the occupants were asleep upstairs, and he who had stolen a £350 laptop and a pair of trainers worth £55 from inside.

The court heard he realised he had a problem with drink and had been on a course of rehabilitation to give it up. But on four occasions since finishing that course he had resorted to binge-drinking – one of them on the night he broke into the house.

Campbell pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary and was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for a year.

He was also put under 12 months’ probation supervision and ordered to undergo a further year’s alcohol rehabilitation course.

In mitigation his defence barrister Alison Whalley told the court: “He clearly has difficulties in relation to alcohol.”

She said Campbell had now managed to stay off drink altogether since his arrest – largely for the sake of his daughter.

“He realises the serious impact his alcohol intake is having on his daughter,” she said.

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