Wymondham man acted as getaway driver in Attleborough and Great Ellingham break-ins

A man who acted as a driver for two attempted burglaries on post offices in Norfolk has been given 14 months in a young offender institution.

Norwich Crown Court heard that Leo Wardrop, 21, from Wymondham, acted as a driver for Adam Osborne, 18, and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named, who were involved in an attempted break-in at Great Ellingham Post Office, in which a door was damaged.

Wardrop was also involved in an attempted burglary that same night at Rocklands All Saints Post Office, near Attleborough.

Rachel Cushing, prosecuting, said the three men were later arrested in Hingham after the car being driven by Wardrop was stopped by police. At an earlier hearing, Osborne was given an 18-month rehabilitation order and the 17 year-old was given a six-month supervision order. Both were ordered to pay �160 compensation for the damage caused.

As well as the attempted burglaries, Wardrop, of Friarscroft Lane, Wymondham, also admitted affray and dangerous driving outside a kebab shop, in Wymondham, while on bail for the other offences.

Michael Clare, for Wardrop, said that he was a young man with a number of difficulties, who was easily led. He said that since then he had changed his life. He had also been trained as a painter and decorator.

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