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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Two jailed after leaving man to die on Cumbria street

A man and a woman from Workington have been sentenced to a total of more than six years in jail, after they dragged a dying man into the street - and left him.

Related: Man dumped on street and left to die, Carlisle court told

Douglas Foster, 58, was sentenced to three years and six months, while Lisa Noble, 39, was sentenced to two years and eight months.

The pair, both from Fisher Street, were sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today after previously pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.

On November 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm, police were called to Curwen Street, Workington after Sean Reid Thompson, who lived in Whitehaven, was discovered lying in the street. Despite medical efforts by paramedics, the 39-year-old, from the town, was pronounced dead.

Noble and Foster had been involved in moving Mr Thompson from a property on Curwen Street into the road. They also hid his personal belongings in an effort to disguise he had ever been there.

Detective Constable Paul Hulse said: “These people showed no humanity when they removed Mr Thompson from the property and left him on the street to die and tried to cover up where he had been.

“They were uncooperative during interview and refuse to answer any questions. We were able to piece together the last moments of Mr Thompson’s life and were able to advise his family of what happened to him.”

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