Cumbria

Parents 'shop' son over attempted robbery in Carlisle

A man who was "shopped" to police by his parents after trying to rob a garage in Carlisle has been sent to prison for more than three years.

Michael White's parents recognised him from a CCTV image after he tried to raid Harraby Green service station, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

They confronted the 33-year-old at his home in Borland Avenue, Botcherby, and took him to the police.

He admitted attempted robbery and was jailed for three years and four months.

The hearing heard how White and an accomplice, who has not been caught, did not steal anything.

It also heard how he had been drinking for days and had no memory of the attempted raid.

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