Stolen property found at man’s home

Must archive'Preston Crown Court in Preston city centre / view
Must archive'Preston Crown Court in Preston city centre / view
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PROPERTY stolen in two burglaries turned up at the home of a Blackpool man.

In one instance, Paul Edwards had been seen by a police sergeant as he rode a stolen mountain bike down the street.

Edwards had also handled an air compressor that had been taken in a burglary at the Blackpool and The Fylde College campus.

The 35-year-old, formerly of Beechwood Grove, Blackpool, had pleaded guilty to two charges of handling. A judge at Preston Crown Court placed him on six months’ supervision.

The mountain bike had been taken during a burglary from a shed on Fleetwood Road, Cleveleys, last September.

Edwards later told police it had bought it from a friend for £50.

He had also paid out some money for the air compressor which he thought would be useful for his interest of restoring classic minis.

The property was worth £1,000.

Michelle Brown, defending, said Edwards had, until the offences, been making good progress as regards staying out of trouble, since his release in March 2008 from a three-year sentence.

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