Break in attempt at Blackpool property

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man terrified two strangers when he tried to break into their home.

Martin Mulvey, 47, of Derby Road, North Shore, Blackpool, admitted damaging a window and a door handle.

Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said a couple were disturbed at their Blackpool home by banging on a window on March 5 at 7.40pm.

The husband went to investigate and found Mulvey trying to open the back door with a brick.

Mulvey told magistrates he had drunk so much he could not remember the incident.

But he said he had since drastically reduced what he drank.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge, ordered to pay £100 compensation, £50 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge.

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