Carlisle criminal identified after business boss posted CCTV on social media
A would-be thief whose crime was recorded by a CCTV camera was identified after the victim posted the footage on social media, a court heard.
When Patrick Burns, 44, appeared before magistrates in Carlisle today he pleaded guilty to two offences: causing criminal damage to a Vauxhall Corsa and interfering with a Jaguar car with the intention of committing a theft.
Prosecutor Pam Ward described how the owner of A-Z Vehicle Dismantlers in Carlisle checked his CCTV on September 11 and saw a man trying to force the doors of two vehicles.
"He put the image on social media and obtained the... read more
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