Jail term for sleeping Carlisle burglar
- 4 January 2013
- From the section Cumbria
A man who took and crashed his former partner's car before breaking into her house has been jailed.
Thomas Young was discovered asleep in a drunken stupor in bed in the woman's Carlisle home, after he had smashed a window to gain entry.
The 38-year-old of Orton Road, Carlisle, pleaded guilty to burglary, taking a car without consent, and driving while disqualified.
He was jailed for a total of 32 months, and banned for driving for three years.
Carlisle Crown Court heard that the woman returned home from an office party, heard a mobile phone ringing upstairs, and found Young asleep.
He had earlier driven her car a short distance before crashing it into one belonging to a neighbour.