Man jailed for breaking into police station and cooking ravioli and Weetabix

Man was both a serial and cereal offender

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 14 January 2015 16:17
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An Edinburgh man has been jailed for three months after breaking into Oxgangs Police Station and helping himself to a mixture of pasta, Weetabix and milk which he heated in a saucepan.

Officers investigating an alarm at the empty building found someone had broken a window to gain entry and later discovered 38-year-old Lynton Frazer making the unusual breakfast in the kitchen, who had told them he was hungry.

Mr Frazer previously admitted to breaking into the very same station in August 2013 to steal food and milk, and on this occasion was jailed for three months and released on bail pending reports.

His defence solicitor John Good said that Mr Frazer is addicted to legal highs but is unwilling to address his problems.

"Through exasperation he often says ‘I am going to jail’," Mr Good said. "He sees this as some sort of short term treatment."

He added that the break-in was a deliberate attempt to get himself arrested, but that ultimately "it is clear he does not want to go to prison".

His defence hoped that a Community Payback Order might reform him, but when jailing Mr Frazer, Sheriff Crowe said: "All options have been considered in the Social Work report, including deferring sentence in the hope something would work. I am not satisfied this is an option for the court."

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