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Second man admits Eden farm building burglary and quad bike theft

Carlisle Crown Court

A SECOND man has changed his plea and admitted being involved in stealing a quad bike and other property during an Eden farm burglary.

Mark Richard Wilkinson, 49, and 36-year-old Joseph Ostle had initially been due to stand trial in front of a jury in April of next year.

They had both previously pleaded not guilty to burglary of a shed at Southview Farm, Ellonby, near Penrith, and the theft of a quad bike, drills and drill batteries on 3rd January this year.

Earlier this month, Wilkinson changed his plea to guilty during a hearing at Carlisle Crown Court.

And today (WED) when the burglary charge was put to Ostle again, he also pleaded guilty to the offence.

Both Wilkinson, of Main Street, Allonby, and Ostle, of West View Road, Distington, Workington, are due to be sentenced by a judge on 15th January.

They are on conditional bail and subject to electronically monitored night time curfews until then, and the probation service have been asked to prepare pre-sentence reports on the pair for the next hearing.

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