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Man left “cowering in the bathroom” during burglary of Kendal home

Carlisle Crown Court

TWO men have admitted a Kendal burglary during which one occupant of the property was left “cowering in the bathroom”.

Michael Harrison, 32, and 28-year-old Kieren Scott appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (FRI). Both admitted burglary by entering an address at Glebe Road in Kendal as trespassers on the night of November 11, when money was stolen.

Prosecutor Gerard Rogerson revealed the actual tenant was not at home.

But one other woman was, and Mr Rogerson said: “On reading the facts it appeared she herself underwent a traumatic experience.” A man was also present inside the property. “He was cowering in a bathroom at the time,” added Mr Rogerson.

Adjourning the case, Judge Nicholas Barker heard attempts would be made to obtain impact statements from those two people. He also asked for the probation service produce a background report on Scott.

More heavily-convicted Harrison, of Kirkland, Kendal, was remanded in custody. Scott, of High Garth, Kendal, was granted bail but told by Judge Barker: “You should not draw any indication as to what the sentence is going to be.

“It is likely there is going to be a custodial sentence. You are entitled, given your lack of convictions, to put forward all information before the court before the decision is made.”

Harrison and Scott are due to be sentenced at the crown court on January 10.

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