London Lite Friday, 24 July 2009 17 Backpack son cuts dad out of 50k deal Wantyourthoughts onstage?TweetKevin by georgina littlejohn It takes thieves to catch a thief A POLICE force has unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against crime -- convicted burglars. Twelve prolific thieves have agreed to admit all their offences in return for becoming security consultants for the Hertfordshire force. Third of men are mummys boys ONE IN three men aged between 20 and 40 still lives at home with mum, a study has found. The poll of 3,000 men and women in the age group found girls were far more likely to fly the nest -- just one in five still lived with parents. Top Tip... visit a top London beer garden Submit a review of a pub you have visited that serves Honey Dew for your chance to win a VIP beer garden party for you and 20 friends, complete with BBQ and bottles of Honey Dew. Simply go online and pick a pub from our list and let us know what you thought of it. For more information and to submit your entry, visit ADVERTISEMENT KEVIN SPACEY will tweet secrets from behind the scenes at the Old Vics 24-hour play marathon this weekend. The film star, artistic director of the West End theatre, wants to open the creative process to all by sending updates via the social networking website, Twitter, as a young cast and crew try to write, rehearse and perform seven new plays in a day. And if a Twitter user responds with something the writers especially like, their thoughts could end up on stage. The updates start at 10.30pm tomorrow, and the one- off performance begins at 7.30pm on Sunday. Child round-up cuts crime A police operation to round up children roaming the streets late at night is to be extended after curbing crime and antisocial behaviour. Assigned officers patrol between 8pm and 3am to look out for youths who are drunk, thought to be on drugs or appear likely to commit an offence. They are handed to social workers to be assessed and returned home and referred to local agencies, such as drug and alcohol services. More of the patrols, which have been carried out in Camden and Croydon, are planned after the Government awarded a further 25,000 grant. All a-Twitter: Spacey will tweet play updates THe FATHeR of British backpacker Jamie Neale, who was lost in the Australian bush for 12 days, has fallen out with his son over money. Richard cass is said to be furious after being cut out of a 50,000 TV deal in which Jamie spoke about his ordeal. Jamie, 19, from Muswell Hill, north london, went missing in the Blue Mountains region, near Sydney, on 3 July and was rescued almost two weeks later. He was paid 50,000 by Australian TV current affairs show 60 Minutes to recount his ordeal. He had reportedly agreed to give his father half the money. The two had also said they would donate some of the money to the New South Wales emergency services, which led the hunt for him. The search had been estimated to cost Australian tax- payers 50,000. But Mr cass, who has since flown home to the UK, reportedly had a serious fall-out with Jamie after his son told him he was keeping the money. And he is said to be planning to expose the gap year student as a money-grabber after he allegedly refused to share the cash with him. A source said: Richard is ashamed of his sons behaviour. He feels like hes been kicked in the teeth. But last night, Jamies mum Jean blasted Mr cass, her estranged husband, calling his behaviour outrageous. She added: He phoned me yesterday to say he was selling his story because he was angry Jamie is refusing to share the money with him. The 60 Minutes show was broadcast in Australia last weekend, during which Jamie recounted some of his steps and spoke about how he survived by living on berries and grubs. He was found suffering from dehydra- tion and exposure and spent two days in hospital before being discharged. 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