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Kessingland man admits Pontin's holiday park burglary

PUBLISHED: 12:32 18 February 2011 | UPDATED: 12:32 18 February 2011

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A 25-YEAR-OLD man who stole tools worth £450 from Pontin's Pakefield holiday park has been fined £100.

Karl Taylor, of Romany Lane, Kessingland, took the tools in an opportunistic theft after he had been drinking.

Appearing at Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, he admitted burgling a greenhouse at the camp on January 8.

Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, said he was spotted with a petrol strimmer and chemical sprayer by a security manager.

Taylor, an unemployed labourer, dropped the tools and then ran into a nearby field by the A12.

A police dog tracked him down to a ditch under hedge and he was arrested.

Taylor later admitted to police he had drunk nine beers before going into the park where he noticed the greenhouse was insecure.

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