Man jailed for resisting arrest

A MAN charged with handling stolen DVDs and resisting arrest is today behind bars.Carl McLaughlin, 21, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to face the two charges and admitted both offences.

A MAN charged with handling stolen DVDs and resisting arrest is today behind bars.

Carl McLaughlin, 21, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to face the two charges and admitted both offences.

Prosecuting, Godfried Duah told the court that staff at the Staples store in Ipswich had alerted police after seeing a man take DVDs on November 11 last year.

McLaughlin was not found at the scene, but was later discovered by police in a garden nearby with a bag containing four packs of DVDs, worth £62.96.

He was then charged with handling stolen goods.

The resisting a police officer charge followed a separate incident on December 12. Mr Duah said when McLaughlin was arrested he had behaved in a threatening way.

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Mitigating, Nikki Miller, said McLaughlin, of White House Road, Ipswich, claimed he had bought the DVDs from a friend, but knew they were stolen and had paid just £8 for them.

Mrs Miller also told the court she wanted to take the unusual step of asking for prison sentences for her client, because he was already in custody because of other matters.

Magistrate Bernard Hindes told McLaughlin he had taken his guilty pleas into account and sentenced him to two weeks for each of the offences, to run consecutively.

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