A COURT has heard that a prolific teenage criminal broke into a family’s farm in the dead of night.
Mark Young, 18, stole two sets of car keys during the burglary near Wigton on 15th October last year.
Unsuccessful attempts were made to remove two vehicles from outside the occupied property. Young fled but was detained by police several hours later close to the Edward I monument in Burgh-by-Sands.
He pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, driving while disqualified and having no insurance for a Citroen Saxo he was found near at the time of his arrest. The teen – who has 44 offences on his criminal record – also admitted breaching a court order which prevented him from driving any vehicle at night.
He was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS). Having heard Young had spent the equivalent of 15 months in custody on remand, Judge Davies imposed a two-year community order.
Young, of Bower Street, Carlisle, must complete a rehabilitation requirement and “thinking skills” programme, and was handed a 12-month driving ban.