Weekly round-up of court cases in Carlisle and West Cumbria

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Weekly round-up of court cases in Carlisle and West Cumbria
Weekly round-up of court cases in Carlisle and West Cumbria

Penrith man caught shoplifting drill from Carlisle B&M store

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AN Eden Valley factory worker had an illegally-held knife in his bag after being caught shoplifting at a B&M Bargains store.

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Carlisle woman hurled bottles at neighbour's Suzuki in angry dispute

AN angry Carlisle woman hurled two bottles and caused almost £1,500 damage to a car belonging to a neighbour who had 'smirked' at her moments earlier

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Shoplifter stole toiletries and gin in Workington - days after being released from prison

A shoplifter has been sent back to jail after stealing a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin and toiletries, just days after being released from prison.

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Former Workington lorry driver caught engaging in online child sex chat

 

A LORRY driver disclosed sick sexual perversions towards a child through an online messaging app - only to find he was chatting with undercover police officers.

Mark Garbutt, 55, was caught in a sting during exchanges which lasted a month early in 2021.

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West Cumbrian woman banned from Tesco after anti-social behaviour

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POLICE officers have taken action to stop a woman’s anti-social and criminal behaviour.

A three-year criminal behaviour order was secured against Gemma Rice, 30, on May 27 at Workington magistrates.

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Penrith woman acquitted of careless driving charge

A PENRITH woman has wept in court after she was acquitted of a charge which had alleged her careless driving caused the death of a pensioner following a collision at a town road junction.

Susan Strong, 49, went on trial at Carlisle Crown Court this week after being prosecuted following a tragedy which occurred on October 14, 2019.

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Paul Adams, 74, of Workington, found guilty of sexually abusing two boys

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Paul Adams

A WORKINGTON pensioner has been convicted of sexually abusing two teenage boys — and told he will inevitably receive a prison sentence.

A judge has also asked the probation service to prepare a dangerousness assessment in the case of 74-year-old Paul Stuart Adams, a former teacher and pastoral head who also worked in West Cumbria theatres and on a freelance basis for the BBC.

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James Routledge, 23, of Scotby, jailed for raping three women

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James Routlege

A NORTH Cumbria man who raped three women — one as she slept — has been jailed for 15 years and deemed a 'dangerous offender'.

Details of 23-year-old James Routledge’s crimes, and the profound impact and psychological harm on his victims, were outlined at Carlisle Crown Court

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