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Man broke into Tesco’s and caused £1,000 worth of damage

A pre-sentence report has been ordered for a Lurgan man who broke into a Tesco’s store in the town and caused an estimated £1,000 worth of damage.

Corey Mark Wilson, 24, of Union Street, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to cause unlawful damage and criminal damage at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

He was appearing via videolink from Maghaberry Prison.

The incident occurred on April 23 at around 11.30pm, when the defendant forced his way into the Tesco store, on Millenium Way.

He proceeded to knock over boxes containing goods including barbecues and damaged two windows.

Court heard the estimated damages totalled at £1,000.

During interview with police, he said he could not remember the events but was very sorry.

Defence counsel stated Wilson had “significant mental health problems” and had been refused bail on this basis as a psychiatric report had not been completed.

District Judge Bernie Kelly commented that this was a “bizarre set of circumstances” and that given the lack of record she would grant him bail while a pre-sentence report was compiled.

Wilson was given his own bail of £250 with conditions of not to be within 1,000 metres of the Tesco store and not to consume alcohol.

The case will return on August 3 for a pre-sentence report.

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