‘Stupid’ mum due back in dock accused of breaking curfew

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A new mum who acted as a getaway driver during a string of high-value burglaries over the Christmas period has been accused of failing to comply with a curfew which was part of her sentence, the Rasen Mail can reveal.

Charlotte Hall, 21, of King Street, Market Rasen, pleaded guilty to five charges of burglary and had 21 other offences to be taken into consideration.

Last month, Hall was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months and ordered to obey a six-month electronically monitor curfew between 7pm and 7am.

Hall is due back in Lincoln Crown Court on April 22 for allegedly failing to comply with her curfew order.

At the original sentencing hearing in March, the court heard how Hall targeted dozens of houses in and around Lincoln last December with her boyfriend James Parker, 24, also of King Street, in Market Rasen.

Parker - who had a string of previous convictions for dishonesty and was jailed for four years in 2009 - was responsible for 28 burglaries and attempted break-ins.

He pleaded guilty to five charges of burglary and asked for the other 23 offences to be taken into consideration.

Parker was jailed for two years and four months.

Sentencing Judge Sean Morris told Hall: “You richly deserve to go to prison.

“If there is one thing a burglar needs it is somebody to drive him and look perfectly innocent.

“That is you.”

He added: “It is clear to me you are a stupid girl who fell for a man who got you into crime.”