Teen tearaway in court again

A PROLIFIC tearaway teenager is due in court again this month after admitting he burgled a house.Mark Stagg, of Kitchener Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to burglary in a dwelling at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

A PROLIFIC tearaway teenager is due in court again this month after admitting he burgled a house.

Mark Stagg, of Kitchener Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to burglary in a dwelling at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

He is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, October 26.

The 19-year-old troublemaker has a long history of convictions, ranging from affray to resisting arrest.

Stagg's latest offence took place on Wednesday, September 26, in The Avenue, Trimley, when he stole a watch and a mobile from a house.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police officers were on patrol when they were flagged down by a member of the public. They said that they had seen a man in the area trying to open doors to houses.

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They carried out a search and a man fitting the description was stopped and searched.”

A mobile phone and watch was found on him that he could not account for. The victim of the crime then approached police to report that his mobile and a watch had been taken from his kitchen.

Stagg was then arrested.

He has a long list of criminal convictions to his name, most of which have taken place around the Woodbridge and Felixstowe area. He is thought to have more than 25 convictions for numerous offences.

In February this year, he was sent back to prison for making racist remarks to two people and resisting arrest just three weeks after being released.

His latest offence of burglary and breaching his conditional discharge saw him being sentenced to 42 days in a young offenders' institute.

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April 2005: He was given an anti-social behaviour order to prevent him from entering certain parts of Woodbridge.

September 2006: He was spared prison despite breaking the terms of his anti-social behaviour order while on a suspended sentence.

November 2006: He was given six-month custodial sentence for breaching the conditions of his Asbo and failing to answer bail less than four weeks after escaping prison for another offence.

February 2007: He was sent to prison for making racist remarks to two people and resisting arrest

June 22 2007: He was pleaded guilty of affray and was given a six-month conditional discharge.

July 2 2007: He pleaded guilty of burglary and sentenced to 42 days in a young offenders' institute, breach conditional discharge.

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