Pair spared jail for Workington shop burglary

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Two young men involved in a Workington mobile phone shop burglary have avoided being locked up for the crime.

Gaij Ray Murdoch, 19, and 21-year-old Scott Motum were sentenced by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court today having admitted burglary.

Judge Barbara Forrester heard the shop - Mobile Booth - had been left secure on the night of February 21.

However, the owner returned the next day to find £4,665 worth of stock was missing, and a large amount of damage caused.

Forensic evidence linked Murdoch and Motum to the crime. Both men were said to have spent time in custody since the offence.

As a result, Judge Forrester gave Murdoch, of Vulcans Lane, Workington, a 16-week prison term, suspended for 12 months.

He must complete unpaid work and was given a nighttime curfew, along with rehabilitation and attendance centre orders.

Motum, of John Street, Workington, - who admitted his guilt at an earlier stage - received a rehabilitation requirement and unpaid work.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:05AM
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