Burglar told police, ‘Caught red-handed!’

Little Fat Jacks Social Club
Little Fat Jacks Social Club
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A burglar seen climbing on to a roof was found inside a social club by police and exclaimed: “Caught redhanded,” to officers.

Duncan Welsh, who had broken into Little Fat Jacks through a skylight, had also burgled a nearby takeaway, a court heard.

Welsh, 27, of Talbot Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to two burglaries and one offence of handing stolen goods.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by Blackpool magistrates.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said a witness saw Welsh on the roof of Little Fat Jacks on George Street, Blackpool, on July 23.

Police found Welsh inside with a rucksack and two bottles of pop which had been taken from Truffles Restaurant, Topping Street.

Inside the rucksack was an iPod Touch valued at £275 which Welsh had taken when he burgled the Port Royal Jamaican takeaway, in Church Street.

Imran Majid, defending, said his client had drug issues and asked for a report on him.

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