Addict turned to crime

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A man resorted to crime to support himself while living a drug fuelled chaotic lifestyle.

In one night Kieron Rowlandson committed a series of crimes, including a burglary at a garage being used as a business stock room.

Staff suspected the intruder may have also been responsible for vandalising the windscreen of a worker’s nearby parked car.

Rowlandson, 23, of Bramley Avenue, Fleetwood was jailed for 12 months by a judge at Preston Crown Court.

He admitted causing damage, attempted theft and a burglary with intent to steal all on the same night in February 22.

Prosecutors said the first offence related to damage to a vehicle parked outside Dions Discount Booze Store on Poulton Road, Fleetwood.

The defendant was barred from the premises due to his previous abusive behaviour.

An hour and a half later, it was discovered that around £300 damage had been caused with a brick to a Fiat Punto.

Then Rowlandson damaged the wing mirror of a car parked on Addison Road, Fleetwood.

At around 1.40am he was disturbed whilst trying to rip off lead from above the door of a home on Highbury Avenue.

The court was told CCTV showed that about seven minutes later he burgled the garage used by the same off licence.

Prosecutors said when police went to Rowlandson’s address they found cases of alcohol apparently matching those stored in the garage.

Julie Taylor, defending, said Rowlandson had had a long standing cannabis addiction.

She said: “He has had a chaotic lifestyle. A lot of his offending is to obtain money to simply live. He is remorseful.”

Jailing him Recorder Mukhtar Hussain QC, said: “You have a terrible record. Various disposals have been tried, but without any success”.