Pair banged up over fireworks break-in effort
PUBLISHED: 17:03 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14 27 October 2015
A thieving duo have been jailed after trying to steal fireworks.
Michael Bush and Sean Quinn were charged with burglary after breaking into containers at Middle Lane Farm in Kingston Seymour.
The containers belong to fireworks company Firemagic UK.
They were also charged with causing criminal damage to the security cameras, locks and fireworks in the containers.
Bush, aged 27, and Quinn, aged 37, denied breaking into the buildings, but were found guilty after a trial.
The pair were sentenced at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges on October 19. There, magistrates were told Bush and Quinn visited the farm at about 1pm on April 19.
Laura Opie, prosecuting, said one CCTV camera had been bent and three others damaged, the locks on the containers were broken and the fireworks inside were crushed.
The court was told that both men have previous convictions relating to similar offences.
The men spoke only briefly to say they regretted what they had done.
Bush, of Perrycott Road in Bristol and Quinn, of Ilminster Avenue in Bristol, were sentenced to 16 weeks in prison apiece.
Once they are released from prison they will be subject to 12 months of community supervision.
They were also both ordered to pay £1,080 in court costs and compensation.
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