Burglar found asleep in Haslingden school wendy house

Burglar found asleep in Haslingden school wendy house

Burglar found asleep in Haslingden school wendy house

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A CONVICTED burglar found asleep after smashing his way into a primary school's ‘Wendy House’ was identified immediately - as he was an ex-pupil.

Burnley Magistrates heard how a teacher at Hasingden Primary School discovered Lee Hanley and recognised him.

His solicitor said Hanley had found himself living rough and was looking for places to stay or ‘camp out’.

He claimed he saw a broken window in the Wendy House/ play area but accepted he may have caused further damage by going in through that window and sleeping there for the night.

The court heard he had caused damage to the tune of £100 to the children's summer house.

Hanley, 20, had earlier stolen six DVDS worth £200 from his mother's home in Hud Hey Road, Haslingden. He told police the films, which belonged to her partner, were then sold for £4.50 each to fund his cannabis habit. Hanley had gone on to steal a £15 XBox game from Rawtenstall Asda, a month later.

The jobless defendant, a burglar who has served time, admitted theft on April 29 and March 28 and £100 damage at the school on May 7.

Hanley, of Parkinson Street, Haslingden, who was in breach of a conditional discharge, received a 16 week curfew, between 9pm and 6am, seven days a week. Hanley, who has three offences on his record, must pay £100 compensation to the school.

The bench chairman, who said the theft at his mother's home was a breach of trust and she deserved better, told the defendant: "You are going to find yourself in serious trouble if you carry on with this kind of behaviour."

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said at 6.45am, it was discovered somebody had broken into the summerhouse and was asleep. A window had been damaged and wooden panelling had been removed. Hanley was recognised as he was a former pupil.

When Hanley was arrested he denied causing any damage to the outbuilding, claimed it had already been done and he had gone in through an open window with two other men, intending to ‘camp’ overnight.

Ben Leech, for Hanley, said he had been sent to custody for 56 days for burglary, which was a wake-up call for him because he needed to get a job and back on track.

He moved in with his mother and stepfather, the relationship with his stepfather broke down and he took the DVDs, which he believed were his stepfather's, in frustration and anger.

The solicitor added: "He's had the short, sharp, shock of custody and one hopes that still weighs heavily on his mind."

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8:04pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

A modern tragedy.
His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband.
He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write.
He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers.
A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians.
A modern tragedy. His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband. He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write. He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers. A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians. Copperhead
  • Score: -10

8:26pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

1979 a year that marked the decline and now total collapse in society.
1979 a year that marked the decline and now total collapse in society. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Sat 7 Jun 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Copperhead wrote:
A modern tragedy.
His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband.
He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write.
He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers.
A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians.
No. He's been a tw*t to mankind ever since he popped out into this world. A blight on society who relies on thievery!
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: A modern tragedy. His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband. He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write. He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers. A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians.[/p][/quote]No. He's been a tw*t to mankind ever since he popped out into this world. A blight on society who relies on thievery! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 22

12:33am Sun 8 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

Copperhead wrote:
A modern tragedy.
His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband.
He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write.
He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers.
A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians.
People make their own decisions in life this subhuman piece of sh1t cannot fall back on any excuses you are attempting to provide for him.

What the F is wrong with you?
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: A modern tragedy. His mum has disowned him, probably because of her new husband. He has no skill or trade, probably because of his left-wing teachers who are more concerned with promoting diversity and multi-culturalism than actually teaching pupils to read and write. He is a drug-addict because drugs are freely available. This is because our left-wing liberal huggy-feely touchy-kissy ****-for-brains politicians have failed to tackle the drugs problem by executing drug dealers. A young man's life wasted because of a lack of discipline, direction and good-housekeeping by parents, teachers and politicians.[/p][/quote]People make their own decisions in life this subhuman piece of sh1t cannot fall back on any excuses you are attempting to provide for him. What the F is wrong with you? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 14

8:00am Sun 8 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now.

While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now".

It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life!
It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now. While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now". It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life! HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 5

9:00am Sun 8 Jun 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

So let me get this right, it's the schools, teachers and politicians fault that he's committing crime and using cannabis? Get a grip.

Certain choices in life you cannot control, but surely to god that's his decision to be a thief and a cannabis user.

And despite being made 'homeless' after falling out with his step dad (who was probably sick of his behaviour and thieving ways) he's been given a home curfew? Has he suddenly now found somewhere to live instead of the alternative punishment of jail? What a surprise!!

Hanley needs to sort himself out, he's a grown man and has no excuse. Yes drugs are easily available but that's a choice you make, the vast majority of crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft are committed to fund a drug habit and the punishment for drugs should be a lot more severe than what they are now.

And lastly, why no picture of Hanley?
So let me get this right, it's the schools, teachers and politicians fault that he's committing crime and using cannabis? Get a grip. Certain choices in life you cannot control, but surely to god that's his decision to be a thief and a cannabis user. And despite being made 'homeless' after falling out with his step dad (who was probably sick of his behaviour and thieving ways) he's been given a home curfew? Has he suddenly now found somewhere to live instead of the alternative punishment of jail? What a surprise!! Hanley needs to sort himself out, he's a grown man and has no excuse. Yes drugs are easily available but that's a choice you make, the vast majority of crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft are committed to fund a drug habit and the punishment for drugs should be a lot more severe than what they are now. And lastly, why no picture of Hanley? clitheroe blue boy
  • Score: 8

9:44am Sun 8 Jun 14

yyy's1 says...

The only people who benefit from this **** are that cancer in society the legal profession.
His solicitor must be rubbing his hands knowing that a few months down the line he will be getting another good payday when Hanley re-offends.
The only people who benefit from this **** are that cancer in society the legal profession. His solicitor must be rubbing his hands knowing that a few months down the line he will be getting another good payday when Hanley re-offends. yyy's1
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Sun 8 Jun 14

noddy57 says...

everyone on here thinks they have the solution to societies drug reliant thieving toe rags well if you do why don,t you get off your Arse and implement your one for all cure and then maybe we can all get on with more interesting pursuits.
everyone on here thinks they have the solution to societies drug reliant thieving toe rags well if you do why don,t you get off your Arse and implement your one for all cure and then maybe we can all get on with more interesting pursuits. noddy57
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now.

While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now".

It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life!
People like this too readily accept that they are write offs and don't even attempt to turn their lives around.

Maybe starting off with a bit of voluntary work might look good on his CV and build up his work.history to show he is once again trust worthy etc etc. It's not hard.
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now. While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now". It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life![/p][/quote]People like this too readily accept that they are write offs and don't even attempt to turn their lives around. Maybe starting off with a bit of voluntary work might look good on his CV and build up his work.history to show he is once again trust worthy etc etc. It's not hard. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 5

10:52pm Sun 8 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now.

While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now".

It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life!
People like this too readily accept that they are write offs and don't even attempt to turn their lives around.

Maybe starting off with a bit of voluntary work might look good on his CV and build up his work.history to show he is once again trust worthy etc etc. It's not hard.
I agree fully.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: It's a sad situation because the one thing he needs to sort himself out is a job, and he has made himself the most unemployable person in the valley now. While I don't condone his actions for one minute you do have to look at the situation he has got himself in and realise he must be thinking "well why bother trying now". It does also amaze me how people can use any story to have a dig at politicians. No matter what happens, who does it and why they do it we just get the "blame number 10" comments. It's the people too busy blaming others that go nowhere in life![/p][/quote]People like this too readily accept that they are write offs and don't even attempt to turn their lives around. Maybe starting off with a bit of voluntary work might look good on his CV and build up his work.history to show he is once again trust worthy etc etc. It's not hard.[/p][/quote]I agree fully. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 2

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