Dominic Howells, prosecuting, said the owner of an allotment near Harwood Street found the shed had been broken into and the contents spread all around.
Among the wreckage she found the teddy bear.
“That was passed to the police and semen found inside came back to this defendant,” said Mr Howells.
“He told officers he was coming down off amphetamine and felt overwhelming need for sexual relief.”
“This defendant” is Paul Mountain, who pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary with intent to steal and was awaiting sentencing at the time of this report.
Note: I almost called this post Balled-A-Bear, but changed my mind at the last second. I like both titles, so needed to shoehorn that in here somewhere.