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Three plead guilty to burglary

Eight-thousand pounds worth of goods stolen

Three men have pleaded guilty to burgling a house in Christian Road in an incident where around £8,000 of goods was taken.

Twenty-six year old John Booker, 35 year old Simon Lomax and 17 year old Kyle Hardy appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes.

Two others, 18 year old Tasmin Pearce and 39 year old Claire Keig, accused of the same offence together with the men, have yet to enter pleas as psychiatric reports are still being prepared.

The burglary took place on the fifteenth of May and items taken included jewellery, a laptop computer, collectable coins and banknotes, alcohol and passports.

Whilst the three men pleaded guilty, the exact nature and amount of goods taken was questioned with Hardy saying he had only taken two items and wasn't aware of any of the other goods and Lomax also claiming to have taken only a limited number of items.

The three claimed entry to the property hadn't been forced and they had believed it to be derelict and abandoned.

Police had been contacted after Booker took some of the stolen property to the museum to be valued.

Mrs Hughes said there seemed to be some confusion on the exact basis of plea among the three men and hoped this could be clarified before they next appeared in court. They were bailed until 25th of July

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