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Raider leaves weapons behind.

A RAIDER who left his weapons behind during a break-in at a Bedworth house has been sentenced to two years detention and training.

At Warwick Crown Court, Adam Bell, aged 17, of Smorrall Lane, Bedworth, pleaded guilty to breaking into his neighbour Richard Hull's house in May.

Mr Hull phoned the police and hid behind his bedroom door from where he heard Bell and another person talking about getting electrical equipment.

When officers arrived they found up to pounds 12,000 worth of property including expensive fishing rods and tackle belonging to Mr Hull had been left by the front door ready to be taken away by the raiders.

And as they fled they also abandoned a lump hammer which had been taken from Mr Hull's tool chest, a knife and a cosh made from a pool ball in a sock.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 26, 2000
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