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Burnley man joins his son in the cells after camera theft
9:03am Monday 16th July 2012 in Burnley
A 44-YEAR-OLD Burnley man who travelled to Blackburn where his son was in custody ended up joining him in the cells.
Blackburn magistrates heard that John Barnes was caught on CCTV cameras stealing two cameras worth £400 from Boots.
Barnes, of Holmes Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to shoplifting. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months. Mark Williams, defending, said Barnes’ son had been arrested on another matter and he came over to be in court when he appeared.
“As it turned out his son was kept overnight and brought before the court the next day,” Mr Williams said. “The defendant did not come to Blackburn on a shoplifting expedition, that was something that just happened.”