Man jailed after breaching order

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A man who was caught playing badminton with young boys at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster, has been jailed for five years for breaching his sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).

The SOPO on Michael Hall, 57, of West End Road, Morecambe, banned him from contact with children under 16, and from taking part in any activity which would bring him into contact with children, Preston Crown Court heard.It was imposed in May 2012.

*A hybrid mountain bike worth £1200 was stolen from the garden of a house on Cleveleys Avenue in Lancaster. Police said between 1am and 7.30am on July 21, an unknown person went into the rear garden of the house and took the blue and white Trek bike, which was still locked, whilst it was leaning up against a wall.