Man had stolen goods in shop

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A man who stole electrical goods was later found with them in a second-hand shop.

Richard Goldrick, 46, of Melbourne Avenue, Bispham, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was sentenced to a 14-day curfew from 9pm to 6am and ordered to pay £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said a security guard checking CCTV at B&M Bargains saw Goldrick take £107 worth of electrical goods on December 13. Goldrick was later found in a second-hand shop on Central Drive with the stolen goods on the counter.

Peter Manning, defending, said his client was in severe financial difficulties at the time as his benefits had been suspended.

Goldrick had now had his benefits reinstated and had weaned himself off drugs.