Scratch cards stolen

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More than £10,000 stock and £230 cash was stolen from a shop in a burglary, a court has heard.

Culshaws on Lyons Lane in Chorley, which is run by the Faruk family, was broken into on April 25 this year, with £5,000 cigarettes and a similar amount of lottery scratchcards stolen, along with the float left in the till.

The couple who own the shop had to pay a further £500 to repair damage caused in the burglary.

Joshua Davis, 18, who lives nearby on Lyons Lane, admitted burglary and going equipped for theft.

His co-defendant Joshua Hull, 19, of Bentham Street, Coppull, admits going equipped for theft and handling stolen goods.

Judge Leeming QC told the defendants: “You Davis, and another person, entered the shop.

“A substantial amount of cigarettes and scratch cards were stolen.

“The offences were committed late at night.”

The court heard police found cigarettes in Hull’s home a few days later and both men were found to have items associated with thefts, which included a balaclava and WD40.

Davis received 37 weeks in a young offenders’ institution suspended for two years and 120 hours unpaid work.

Hull received a 12 month community order to do 120 hours unpaid work and both must pay a £60 surcharge each.

The shop was not available for comment.