West Cumbria duo sentenced following theft of high value bicycles

A man and teenager were involved in the theft of bicycles worth more than £5,000 Credit: PA

A man and a teenager involved in the theft of bicycles worth more than £5,000 have been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court.

Mark Andrew Blamire, 29, and 18-year-old Cameron Rowe played a criminal part as the high value bikes were stolen from a camping and caravan site at Lamplugh in September.

A Orbit Lightning race tandem, valued at £3,000, was taken from one visitor.

Trek Domane and Corratec cycles - worth a combined £2,200 - were snatched from another. Parts were later dumped in a dustbin.

Blamire and Rowe - who was 17 at the time - admitted three theft charges, along with burglary and attempted burglary following incidents in Egremont.

A man with previous convictions, and said to have a "blatant disregard" for court orders, Blamire, of no fixed address, was jailed for 16 months.

Rowe, of Heather Bank, Cleator Moor, had been of previous good character. He had an eight-month custodial sentence suspended for two years.

The teen must complete a youth rehabilitation order and a night-time curfew, and was told to pay the victims compensation.