Stolen dog given to girlfriend's mother

A TEENAGER who gave a stolen Rottweiler dog to his girlfriend's mother has been sentenced.The 17-year-old, from Ipswich, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich where he admitted dishonestly receiving the stolen £500 female pedigree pooch.

A TEENAGER who gave a stolen Rottweiler dog to his girlfriend's mother has been sentenced.

The 17-year-old, from Ipswich, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich where he admitted dishonestly receiving the stolen £500 female pedigree pooch.

Godfried Duah, prosecuting, said the boy offered the stolen dog to his mother in law for £50.

The youth was rumbled when an appeal to find the missing dog appeared in The Evening Star.

Mr Duah said: "The owner read the advert and realised it was her dog so contact was made. The mother-in-law indicated that the dog was sold by (the youth)."

Neil Saunders, mitigating, said: "The offence itself beggars belief that anyone in their right mind would steal a Rottweiler then sell it to their future mother-in-law.

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"He just didn't think."

The court heard the youth, who apologised for his actions, was already subject to a supervision order.

Bench chairman Michael Osborne told him: "We are not going to lock you up today.

"There is absolutely no excuse for what you have done. You got away by the skin of your teeth."

He sentenced the youngster to a 12-month supervision order to run concurrently with his existing one.

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