Fish-hunting man set off alarm

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man looking for pieces of fish in bins opened an insecure door at business premises in Fleetwood and set off the alarm.

Richard Sleet, 32, of Balmoral Terrace, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal and theft of meat. He was sentenced to a 10 weeks curfew from 8pm to 6am Sundays to Thursdays and ordered to pay a £180 court charge with £35 compensation plus £60 victims surcharge by Blackpool magistrates. Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Sleet stole £30 of meat from the Co-op, Fleetwood on August 24. On October 6 at 4.30am the alarm went off at The Fish House, Fleetwood. CCTV showed Sleet outside trying a delivery van door and then opening the door of the premises and stepping inside.