A Hull woman has been jailed for her part in a burglary which saw hundreds of pounds worth of tools stolen.

Lori Whinn, 37, of Ryde Street, along with her son and fellow criminal Ella King, were spotted on CCTV stealing from a student house in Auckland Avenue, off Cottingham Road on September 22 last year.

Gareth Henderson-Moore, prosecuting, told Hull Crown Court on Tuesday: "King and the man were seen entering the property and returning with the tools in their hands. All three were seen inspecting them and then covering them.

"They took drivers and drills at a value of £600. They have not been recovered. Soon after they were arrested in Pearson Park.

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"The man was released without charge and Miss Whinn was interviewed and admitted being present but denied any involvement."

King was sentenced in December last year and was handed 16 months for her part in the tool burglary and another she committed alone.

Two days after the burglary in Auckland Avenue King broke into a house on Lambton Street, off Newland Avenue.

She plundered thousands of pounds worth of possessions before making off in the family's Golf that she later trashed near her home in Pearson Park.

Ella King was jailed for her part in the crime in December
Ella King was jailed for her part in the crime in December

Stephen Grattage, mitigating for Whinn, told the court she is a drug addict and has been on remand since December last year.

He said: "She's doing well in custody but is very eager to get out as soon as possible. She is willing to undertake any programmes."

Judge Mark Bury jailed Whinn for nine months and told her: "You had taken to drugs and along came the offending.

"If you're not careful your life will pass you by. You're 37 and you need to get a grip on your life or when you look back in years to come you will have nothing to show for it."