Sobbing would-be robber Sean Morrin jailed

A man who broke down in tears during a robbery on a Cumbria shoe repair shop has been jailed for five years.

Sean Morrin, 28, had been on a four-day drinking binge when he tried to raid Timpson's in King Street, Whitehaven.

He threatened the manager with a screwdriver, but then started sobbing and collapsed into the man's arms, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

Morrin, of Brakeside Gardens, Whitehaven - who used to work at the shop - admitted attempted robbery.

The hearing was told he had punched the shop manager in the face while trying to get money from the till and made him "fear for his life".

But within minutes Morrin collapsed into his victim's arms sobbing, the court heard.

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