18th Oct, 2017

Guilty of handling stolen goods

Evesham Editorial 4th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN ALDINGTON man who admitted handling stolen goods has been handed a conditional discharge.

Tony Davies, of Village Street, also pleaded guilty to the theft of an electric shaver from Boots Chemist when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday, November 21.

On August 27 Jarroslaw Szmelc had his £400 Tako Laret pushchair stolen so contacted police about the theft, before he saw Davies pushing it down Port Street, the court heard.

The 25-year-old told officers he had bought it off someone for £5.

Four days later Davies, who was given a suspended prison sentence on September 5, went into Boots and picked up the razer, worth £139.99, and put it in a bag before leaving the store, the court was also told.

Defending solicitor Mark Lister said: “He is doing well in his current order.

“For a man with a record as poor as his the fact he has been compliant for two months now is something of an achievement.

“He is motivated and he looks significantly better than in the ten years I have represented him. He is finally coming to the realisation his life of crime and use of drugs has to stop.

Davies was given a nine-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury added it was good news to hear the defendant was ‘doing well’ on his current order.

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