Ex-alarm fitter admits burglary

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A FORMER alarm fitter broke into his neighbour’s flat and hurled furniture about.

Leon Taylor was annoyed because he claimed the neighbour owed him £150 for items he had given him.

Taylor, 45, of Park Road, Blackpool, admitted burglary of a flat with intent to cause damage and breaching a conditional discharge imposed for ripping a phone off the wall in a Job Centre.

He was sentenced to a 12-week curfew from 7pm to 6am and ordered to pay £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Taylor was seen kicking open the door to a neighbouring flat on March 2 at 6pm.

When the neighbour returned he found a wooden sideboard of sentimental value given to him by his grandparents, a TV, and a coffee table had been damaged.

Peter Cave, defending, told magistrates Taylor said he had given a bed and other items to his neighbour, but he never repaid him.

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