A YOUNG Pershore man hid more than £2,000 worth of stolen equipment, a court has heard.
Jack Jones, of Mayfield Road, helped conceal the items worth a total of £2,377 at his father’s address in Windmill Hill, Stoulton, between August 27 last year and February 12.
On February 12 officers searched the address and 40 items were recovered, which included 23 that were returned to their owners, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (May 16).
Eight push bikes, five chainsaws, two hot air guns, two drills, three hedge cutters/trimmers, one socket set, a leaf blower and a disc cutter were all taken from around the Vale in a series of raids, but have now been returned by police.
The court also heard how the 22-year-old is currently subject of a community order from July 26 last year, which lasts for 18 months.
Jones pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and Chair of the Bench Ross Garratt handed him a further 12-month community order, including 250 hours of unpaid work.
Defending solicitor Richard Hull told magistrates how Jones co-operated with police and fully admitted the offences in the interview.
The defendant was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £60 victim surcharge.