Thief tries to kayak to France

A wanted burglar who was found trying to paddle to France in a kayak has been jailed at Teesside Crown Court. Paul Redford was trying to leave England to start a new life abroad after a history of petty crimes.

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Thief tries to kayak to France

A thief who was rescued by a lifeboat crew while trying to paddle to France in a kayak has been sentenced to nearly two and a half years in prison.

Paul Redford, 46, admitted thefts in Darlington, County Durham, Blyth and Northumberland, as well as a burglary in Kent.

His defence said he was leaving to start a new life abroad. Redford was given a sentence of two years and five months at Teesside Crown Court.

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