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Man placed on probation after going on a school thieving spree

A 24-year-old man from Broughshane was placed on probation for 18 months after a court heard that he embarked on a thieving spree that saw him steal laptops and school equipment from a number of schools last year.

Steven McClintock was charged with trespassing Moorfields Primary School with intent to steal.

He was also charged with stealing four laptops from Diamond Primary School and one laptop from Carnaghts Primary School.

The incidents took place during February and March 2011, during which Mr McClintock also attempted to steal computers from Cullybackey High School.

The defendant who was already on probation when he attended court is said to suffer from mental health issues which have arisen from Mr McClintock’s cannabis smoking habit.

District Magistrate Judge Des Perry warned the 24-year-old that he would have no hesitation in sending him to prison for 18 months should he re-offend during his probationary period.

The judge also deferred sentencing for another matter which involved MrMcClintock stealing from a B&Q store.

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