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Crack dealer faces jail sentence

PUBLISHED: 21:00 23 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:46 03 March 2010

CRACK-user Andrew Dixon is facing jail after he admitted burgling his own mother.

Callous Dixon stole a Playstation from his mother's Ipswich home after she invited him in for a cup of coffee.

CRACK-user Andrew Dixon is facing jail after he admitted burgling his own mother.

Callous Dixon stole a Playstation from his mother's Ipswich home after she invited him in for a cup of coffee.

And the 23-year-old also admitted stealing his friend's wallet after climbing through an open window into his flat.

Magistrates told Dixon, of Clarkson Street, Ipswich, he would face Crown Court for sentence as their own powers of punishment were not great enough.

Gareth Davies, prosecuting, told South East Suffolk Magistrates Court Dixon committed a "technical burglary" when he swiped the games console from his mum's house on March 20 last year.

The Playstation was never recovered.

Mr Davies also told the court how Dixon climbed through an open window into his friend's flat in Clarkson Street, Ipswich, less than a fortnight later.

Dixon's friend discovered him in the flat in the early hours of the morning, but entered into a conversation with him for several hours.

Mr Davies said the friend only realised his wallet had been stolen after Dixon had left.

Among a string of other charges read out to the court, Dixon also admitted a burglary in Colchester Road and stealing a handbag from Ipswich hospital and a bottle of aftershave from Boots.

Mr Davies said Dixon stole the handbag from a nurses' changing room after going to the hospital for an appointment with a consultant psychologist.

And he told the court how the crack user smashed his way into the Colchester Road house through a double-glazed downstairs toilet window.

He stole a video recorder and computer equipment, but was arrested after leaving blood and finger prints at the scene.

Dixon also admitted possession of crack cocaine.

Ian Persaud, mitigating, said he would not waste the court's time by defending his client as the case was set to pass to a higher court.

Dixon was remanded in custody to appear at the crown court at a date to be fixed.


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