Wall theft trio in court

THREE men have been convicted of stealing a wall.

The trio, all from Morecambe, had dismantled a large section of a dry stone wall in the Trough of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

They were stopped by a police patrol in the early hours of the morning because the back of their van was riding low on its suspension.

The driver told the officer there were just “bits and pieces” in the back, but when he opened the doors lumps of stone fell out onto the road.

Christopher Andrew Buck, 25, of Marine Road West, Ryan Howard, 23, of Low Road, and Robert Macintyre, 25, of Heysham Road, all in Morecambe, pleaded guilty to theft of a dry stone wall belonging to Karen Parker.

See The Visitor (20-07-11) for full story.