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Cockermouth pub burglar jailed for 19 months

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] PUB burglar who left a fingerprint at the scene of his crime has been sent to prison.

Jamie Anthony Brownlee, 29, was captured on CCTV trying to remove a television after breaking into Cockermouth’s Bush Inn, Main Street, on April 13.

His offence came to light later that day, when a concerned member of the public saw him pushing a stolen Seat Leon along a Workington road in an apparently intoxicated state.

Police found him in possession of a stolen key and tyre pressure gauge, which had been taken during separate earlier burglaries he had no connection to. He was also found with a jacket which he pinched from the pub and which had other stolen items stashed in the pockets.

Brownlee, whose life was said to have been “blighted” by drug addiction, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS). He had previously admitted charges of burglary, receiving stolen goods, aggravated vehicle taking, having no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Brownlee, of Firth View Walk, Workington, was jailed for 19 months. Recorder John Corless also ordered him to serve a one-year driving ban when released from prison.

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