September 2023

Man in his 70s jailed after abusing boy in toilet cubicle

A man in his 70s who followed a 13-year-old boy into toilets in an indoor market and sexually abused him has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court.

Michael Lamb, 74, of Levens Drive in Carlisle was arrested following the incident, remanded and admitted a charge of sexual activity with a child.

He was sentenced to 40 months in prison and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The court heard how, on 1 February 2023, a boy aged 13 had gone into the toilets at Market Hall in Carlisle but was followed in by Lamb.