Man admits handling stolen goods

A MAN with a shocking record has avoided jail after admitting handling stolen goods.

David Dunn, of Allerton Close, Hartlepool, was sentenced to a two-year community order with supervision after admitting handling stolen goods.

The 39-year-old denied burglary and taking a car without the owner’s consent between January 12 and January 15 and the prosecution at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court offered no evidence on these charges.

The charge relates to a burglary in Hartlepool in which car keys, a handbag and a Nintendo Wii were stolen.

Dunn admitted handling the games console.

Paul Abrahams, mitigating, said Dunn had more than 100 offences on his record and he had served 130 days on remand for this latest offence.

He added that since 2004, apart from a few minor matters, he had had an improved record.