Padlock damage in room break-in

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN broke into a storeroom at Blackpool’s Talbot Road car park – so he could sleep there.

Dean McNaught, 28, of Dunelt Road, Blackpool, admitted damaging a padlock, possessing cannabis and failing to answer police bail.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £10 compensation plus a £15 victim surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said staff at Talbot Road car park saw McNaught and another man trying to hide on February 25 at 11pm,

Police were contacted and found McNaught and others had broken into a storeroom there.

Martin Hillson, defending, said the day of the offence was cold and windy.

McNaught was homeless at the time and he and about five other people got into the storeroom intending to sleep there. The small amount of cannabis found with McNaught was for his own use.

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