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Wayne McCormack, 24, of Bath Street, Barrow in Furness was sentenced to 22 months in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to assault, theft and an attempted burglary at a local pharmacy. He appeared in Preston Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday 8 August, after previously pleading guilty to assault, theft and attempted burglary that occurred back in July 2012.
At around 4am on 19th of July, McCormack attempted to break into Cowards Pharmacy on Hartington Street in Barrow and attacked a 38 year old local man with a crow bar after he disturbed him and attempted to stop McCormack from entering.
The victim was permanently scarred after the blow caused a wound that cut down to his cheekbone. After the assault, McCormack stole the victim’s mobile phone to prevent him from contacting the police.
DC Ben Falvey was the investigating officer in the case. He said: “McCormack has received the sentence he deserves after committing a serious offence. The assault has left the victim scarred for life and we would like to thank him for his bravery – not only in his attempts to prevent the burglary but for all his assistance throughout the investigation.”
The court also ruled that a £245 in cash seized from McCormack at the time of his arrest, which was not connected to the case, is paid to the victim in the form of compensation.