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'Quiche thieves' Dean Thompson and Barry Kirsopp jailed

Dean Thompson, left and Barry Kirsopp
Image caption Thompson, left, and Kirsopp admitted burglary and affray at Newcastle Crown Court

Two burglars who broke into a cafe and sparked a six-hour stand-off with police armed with Tasers have been jailed.

Dean Thompson, 20, and Barry Kirsopp, 21, barricaded themselves into Cafe@Marshalls in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, on 11 August.

The pair later told police they broke in because they "fancied a piece of quiche", Newcastle Crown Court heard.

They were jailed after admitting burglary and affray.

The court was told Thompson, of Adams Drive, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kirsopp, of no fixed address, armed themselves with kitchen knives to keep up to 30 officers at bay.

Both were under the influence of drink and drugs, the court heard.

On Wednesday, Recorder Paul Camp sentenced Thompson to six months in jail for burglary and a further 16 months for affray.

Kirsopp was also given a six-month term for burglary and 22 months for affray.

At the time of the incident, cafe owner Angela Marshall said: "People come from all over for our quiche, but that was taking it a bit far."

No-one was hurt in the incident.

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