TMCNet:  Guilty of handling ; NEWSbriefs [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]

[June 21, 2014]

Guilty of handling ; NEWSbriefs [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]

(Herald, The (Plymouth, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A MAN has been found guilty of handling a valuable stolen camera and accessories. Dean MacCan, aged 25, had denied dishonestly receiving the Sony Alpha A77 digital camera and a flashgun knowing it was stolen. But he was convicted by a jury after a short trial at Plymouth Crown Court.

MacCan told the court he was given the camera by a man who told him he had found it on a train.

It was in fact stolen during a burglary. The jury was told he then took it for sale to a second-hand shop.

MacCann, of Briardale Road, North Prospect, has previous convictions for having a bladed article in public and possessing cocaine.

Judge Paul Darlow adjourned sentence until July 11 and released the defendant on bail.

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