38-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for burglary after police made a DNA hit on semen found inside a teddy bear.

Blackburn magistrates heard Paul Mountain later told police he was coming down off amphetamine and felt an ‘overwhelming need’ for sexual relief.


Mountain, of Lloyd Street, Darwen, pleaded guilty to burglary at a shed near Harwood Street, Darwen, with intent to steal.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Dominic Howells, prosecuting, said the owner of an allotment near Harwood Street found the shed had been broken into and the contents spread all around.

Among the wreckage she found the teddy bear.

"That was passed to the police and semen found inside came back to this defendant," said Mr Howells.

"He told officers he was coming down off amphetamine and felt overwhelming need for sexual relief."