Burglar must carry out 100 hours of unpaid work

A TEENAGE burglar who attempted to break into a Fenland home in the early hours has been ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.

Joshua Betham-Adaway was caught on the premises after a vigilant neighbour saw flashing lights and called the police.

Officers were told that he had gone on to the property in Benwick high Street to retrieve a football, but it was flat and had been abandoned.

A patio door had been damaged, and a crow bar and a length of tarpaulin were hidden behind a wheelie bin.

Bentham-Adaway, 18, of White Hart Drive, Benwick, had previously admitted a charge of burglary. He will be supervised by the probation service for the next 12 months, and must pay �68 compensation and �50 costs.

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