Man had stolen ukelele from shop

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man tried to sell a ukelele which had been stolen from a Blackpool music shop.

Neville Dewhurst, 43, of Raikes Parade, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

He was ordered to pay £80 compensation by Blackpool magistrates who imposed no other penalty.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the owner of Electric Avenue, Whitegate Drive, found a ukelele had gone missing from his shop on February 22.

Dewhurst, who was a regular visitor to the music shop, had been in the premises the day the instrument went missing.

Dewhurst told police he had bought the ukelele from a man he met after leaving the music shop and he tried to sell the instrument.

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