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Guilty of lead theft from roof TWO men have been found guilty of attempting to steal lead from the roof of premises belonging to D S Smith Corrugated at Burwell. The trial of John Hughes, 30, of Sandy; and Albert Smith, 50, of Potton; was concluded by Ely

Guilty of lead theft from roof

TWO men have been found guilty of attempting to steal lead from the roof of premises belonging to D S Smith Corrugated at Burwell.

The trial of John Hughes, 30, of Sandy; and Albert Smith, 50, of Potton; was concluded by Ely magistrates on Thursday.

Both men had denied committing a burglary at the Reach Road premises on June 5 last year, attempting to steal lead from the roof and two unroadworthy cars.


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Hughes was given a 60 hours unpaid community work order and told to pay £335 costs. Smith is due to be sentenced on February 8.

Banned from city

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A MAN charged with supplying heroin and crack cocaine in Ely has been banned from the city as part of his bail conditions.

Tom Scott, 36, is alleged to have supplied an undercover police officer called 'Steve' with heroin on October 17, and to have supplied another test purchase officer called 'Liam' with cocaine on October 24.

Ely magistrates declined jurisdiction over the case on Thursday. Scott, of High Street, Lakenheath, is due back in court on March 1 for a committal hearing.

Camera theft

SHOPLIFTER Tracey Hall stole a home CCTV camera from Lloyds Pharmacy in Ely, hiding it in her rucksack before walking out of the High Street store.

Appearing at the city courthouse on Thursday, 44-year-old Hall, of Windmill Close, admitted stealing the £9.99 camera on September 28. She was given a one-year conditional discharge and told to pay £9.99 compensation and £95 costs.

Drugs trial

THE trial of Ely man Clifford Harris is ready to go ahead on February 8, city magistrates were assured this week.

Harris, 30, of New Barns Avenue, has denied illegally possessing the Class A drug methadone in Ely on August 18 last year, in contravention to the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Careless driving

A MOTORIST involved in a road accident at Dullingham on April 10 has admitted careless driving.

Alec Smith, of Tipton, West Midlands, was fined £150 with £70 costs by Ely magistrates on Thursday, and four points were endorsed on his licence.

Warrant for no-show

A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of Soham man Owen Tucker when he failed to attend Ely courthouse on Thursday.

Tucker, 42, of Churchgate Street, is accused of stealing £50 worth of DVDs from Woolworths in Ely on December 15.

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