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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Man jailed for stealing paper boy’s Christmas present

A man who stole a bike from a newspaper delivery boy just weeks after he got it for Christmas has been sent to prison by Carlisle magistrates.

Aiden Luke Patterson, 20, of Skiddaw View, Penrith, pleaded guilty to stealing the Bianchi pedal cycle worth £650 on January 6.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, told the court that the boy was doing his paper round and went into the newsagents shop on Blackwell Road leaving the bike he got for Christmas outside. When he returned the bike had gone.

Patterson was later spotted riding the bike in the Lancaster Street area of Carlisle and arrested by police.

The bike was returned to the boy.

Patterson, who also pleaded guilty to smashing car windows at the David Hayton garage in Penrith, was jailed for 40 days and ordered to pay £300 compensation.