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Burglar jailed for £4,500 break-in

Ryan Palmer Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

A burglar has been jailed for his role in the theft of property from a Kendal business, which left the owners with a £4,500 bill.

Ryan Palmer, 36, admitted to breaking into A-ha Distribution during the night of September 18 last year.

Tools, a vacuum cleaner, and cash to the value of £411.96 were taken and around £4,000 damage was caused to a van at the site.

Palmer, a man with 35 previous convictions for 94 criminal offences, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 30 April, for his involvement in the incident.

Several burglars were said to have been involved but nobody else was charged in connection with the incident.

Lorry driver jailed for drink driving

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A lorry driver who was nearly four times over the drink-drive limit near Carlisle has been jailed for 120 days.

Martin Tazky, from Slovakia, was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint on the M6 at Todhills.

As well as going to prison, he's been disqualified from driving for 27 months and will have to take an extended test before getting behind the wheel again.


Disgraced Councillor jailed for further 4 years.

Tony Brunskill will serve a total of 14 years for sexually abusing boys. Credit: ITV Border

Tony Brunskill, the former Eden Council chairman and businessman, has been jailed for a further four years after admitting sexually abusing a fourth victim. He admitted the further charges, committed between 1975 and 1981, when he worked at Rossall School in Fleetwood in Lancashire.

Brunskill is already serving a 10 year sentence for abusing three other schoolboys. Carlisle Crown Court heard he lavished the boy, who was aged between 11 and 13 years old, with gifts before abusing him.

In a statement, which was read out to the court, his victim described feeling 'trapped and disgusted' and said Brunskill was "like a spider, weaving his web of entrapment."

The 66 year old appeared in the dock from prison and stood with his head bowed as the judge told him he was 'deeply manipulative and had grossly abused his position of trust.'