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Workington burglar given extra punishment for court order breach

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MOBILE phone shop burglar who flouted a judge’s order has been given extra punishment.

Scott Motum, 22, was one of two men sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court in July.

Motum had admitted being involved a night-time burglary at Workington’s Mobile Booth, Campbell Savours Way, in late February. Forensic evidence linked both he and a partner-in-crime to the offence.

Mobile phones and other items, worth a total of £4,665, were snatched and a large amount of damage was caused.

Motum, of John Street, Workington, was handed a community order comprising rehabilitation and unpaid work. But at the crown court today (WED) he admitted breaching the order by failing to provide timely evidence to explain two missed appointments.

Recorder Michael Murray, who heard a health problem lay behind the breach, ordered him to complete 20 additional unpaid work hours.

Recorder Murray told Motum: “Please don’t regard today as a let-off.”

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