Jail warning to men who broke into pub

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TWO men who broke into a pub and downed drinks have been warned that they face jail.

After forcing open a door at the back of The Admiral, the pair then helped themselves to drinks

Scott Leonard Charles Furlong and Grant Craig Milon broke into The Admiral pub in St James Street in the early hours of 1 May.

The Magistrate’s Court heard that the pair entered the pub after Furlong, of Val Plaisant, forced open a door at the back of the property.

The 33-year-old and Milon, of Route des Quennevais, St Brelade, then started drinking alcohol from behind the bar. When they left, they stole items valued at £345 and, as a result, both of them also pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny.

Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris ordered that a social enquiry report be prepared in time for a sentencing hearing on 19 July and told the two men that it was ‘most likely’ that a custodial sentence near the top of the court’s powers would be imposed.

Neither defendant made a bail application and they were both remanded in custody.

During the hearing, Mr Harris reversed an earlier decision that the case against the pair should be sent to the Royal Court after prosecutors dropped a grave and criminal assault charge against Milon.

Police legal adviser Lauren Hallam said that no evidence was being offered against Milon in relation to an accusation that he attacked a man in a flat in Vauxhall Street on 18 April.

In giving his decision, Mr Harris said that having reviewed the new circumstances, he had decided it just fell within the lower court’s jurisdiction.

Consequently, Advocate Paul Nicolle, defending, successfully applied for defence costs to be met from the public purse in respect of the dropped grave and criminal assault charge.

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