Ely teen caught with stolen console

BEING caught in possession of a games console that was stolen from a community centre in Ely landed 18-year-old Richard Lesurf with a hefty fine this week.

Magistrates in Cambridge heard how Lesurf and a friend were stopped in the city on May 5 by Pc Dennis Wiliams who discovered a Nintendo Wii console stuffed in a bag being carried by the 18-year-old.

Lesurf was ordered to appear at the station a few weeks later and admitted to officers that he knew the console had been stolen from the Cathedral Community Centre in Ely and he had planned to sell it for �20 so he and a friend could spend the money on alcohol.

Mitigating for Lesurf, of 41D High Street, Ely, Chris Carey told magistrates: “He knows it was an act of stupidity and he readily admitted what he had done to police.”

Pleading guilty to a charge of receiving stolen goods, Lesurf was fined �75 and ordered to pay �85 court costs and a �15 victim surcharge.