Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Former addict has jail term extended after latest offence

15:14 13 November 2012

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent

Archant

A MAN currently serving a prison term for burglary has been jailed for 12 months for two offences of handling stolen goods.

Michael Vincent, 39, of Roundwood Road, Ipswich, admitted two offences of handling stolen goods, including a watch, a necklace and a jemmy on January 7 this year and was jailed for 12 months.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Vincent was jailed for three years in April for burglary and theft.

The 12-month sentence will run concurrently with that sentence from yesterday.

Sentencing Vincent, Judge Peter Thompson said the handling offences were committed in the middle of the offences which he admitted earlier in the year and could have been dealt with at the same time.

However, he said Vincent had chosen not to face up to these offences then and would therefore have to serve longer in prison.

Christopher Paxton for Vincent accepted his client had a very poor record.

He said Vincent had battled with addiction and in the summer of last year had got himself clean and found work on a building site.

However the work had dried up in the run up to Christmas and although he hadn’t slipped back into addiction he had fallen back into his old ways of “making a quick buck” and had handled the stolen goods which were worth a couple of hundred pounds.

Have you got a story? Call the newsdesk on 01463 324790 or e-mail starnews@archant.co.uk

1 comment

  • I know this lad, jail not the answer , rehab but a prison rehab where they get help for addiction . He done enough jail needs help in other ways

    Report this comment

    Lee mundy

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Maggie Playbus.

Ipswich’s popular playbus Maggie has been forced off the road by vandals – but she could have a more secure future, for the rest of the summer at least.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

An Ipswich man who grabbed the keys to a car after a drunken night out before crashing it into two other vehicles has been jailed.

England football supporters watching the England v Iceland Euro 2016 match in The Gardeners Arms, Ipswich.

It has been a night of heartbreak for England fans as they say goodbye to their dreams of reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

Harriet Philo Powell, 18, from Bulmer

The death of an aspiring art student from the Essex/Suffolk border highlighted “systemic failings” and “weaknesses” in the Suffolk mental health trust, her family told an inquest.

Richard Howitt at Felixstowe Port.

Millions of pounds of funding that comes to Suffolk and Essex from the EU must be replaced by the British government when the UK leaves Brussels.

Demolition of The Garland pub in Humber Doucy Lane.

Demolition work has started on a 19th century pub in Rushmere St Andrew.

Oliver Hindle

The parents of a young Ipswich boy who has cystic fibrosis have launched a fundraising appeal to buy a life-changing piece of equipment that will help him be more independent.

Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality has launched a campaign called #SuffolkSolidarity, which is being supported by nine other organisations.

Do not let Britain’s decision to leave the European Union damage Suffolk’s reputation as a welcoming and tolerant community.

Murrayfield Primary School

Children from poor or troubled families have “no excuses” for failing at school, an Ipswich headteacher has said.

Day Care Sister, Kate Barber

Pocket Pig is more than just a craft project, he gave hospice day care patients the chance to get involved in the Pigs Gone Wild trail and feel a part of their community.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24