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Burntwood builder admits stealing £1,200 of tools and equipment from community centre

A Burntwood builder has admitted stealing £1,200 worth of tools and equipment from a community centre.

Ian Brindley

Ian Brindley

Ian Brindley, aged 53, pleaded guilty to stealing power tools and gardening equipment in burglaries at the Haling Dene Centre in Penkridge on 22nd and 27th January.

Brindley, of Deal Avenue, also pleaded guilty to stealing electrical items worth around £1,000 in a burglary at Sandy Lane, Cannock, on 5th January, and an attempted theft in Lichfield on 21st September 2017.

He pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court and was given a 46-week sentence, suspended for two years, and 120 hours’ unpaid work to complete. He was also ordered to pay compensation to his victims and costs of £1,140.

PC Glyn Avery, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’d remind people to be vigilant and to keep sites and property as secure as possible to reduce opportunities for theft.

“We’re grateful for the quality of evidence provided, which has allowed us to bring this prosecution.”

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