Man guilty of pawn­ing stolen gear

The Weekend Post - - News -

JANESSA EKERT fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­ducted re­sult­ing in a war­rant be­ing is­sued.

Baines in­di­cated in Oc­to­ber he would plead not guilty be­fore then plead­ing guilty in April this year.

Sgt Scott said a wholly sus­pended sen­tence would be ap­pro­pri­ate.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Natalie Keys said her client, a fa­ther of two, had not com­mit­ted any of­fences since 2002 and was in re­ceipt of a carer’s pen­sion as he was the pri­mary carer for two peo­ple who re­lied on him.

“I ac­cept that the pleas of guilty are an ex­pres­sion of re­morse,” Mr Pin­der said.

Baines was placed on a three-month wholly sus­pended jail term.

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