Man hop­ing to prove him­self, court heard

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A 22-year-old man be­fore the court on nu­mer­ous theft charges wants to prove him­self, Sligo District Court heard. John Ward, of Glen­view Park, Ash Lane, Sligo was charged with steal­ing an Ap­ple Mac Book, hang­bag with €130, a purse with Bar­clay’s Debit cards worth €850, wal­let with €120 cash, theft from Cen­tra Cas­tle St (€23.58), Topaz Cartron (€13:31), us­ing stolen credit cards to buy €230 of Ir­ish Ferry tick­ets, crim­i­nal dam­age, no in­sur­ance and han­dling stolen prop­erty.

All of the of­fences dated back to 2016 apart from the most re­cent on Septem­ber 19 th 2018 for pub­lic or­der af­ter a group of four peo­ple were fight­ing at Elm Gar­dens, Bal­ly­tiv­nan.

The de­fen­dant had 49 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, the court heard.

The pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer told the court the of­fences dated back to a spate of of­fend­ing in 2016.

The judge said he has given peo­ple chances in the past, some have taken them, some haven’t and re­ceived lengthy prison sen­tences.

He told Ward, who was rep­re­sented by Ms Laura Spell­man, to have the good sense to obey that and ad­journed the mat­ter to April 2019 with lib­erty to re-en­ter.

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