Man sentenced for handling after stolen Mercedes was broken up

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Norwich Crown Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood - Credit: Archant

A man convicted of handling stolen goods has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Terrence Drewery, 59, had been found guilty of handling stolen goods following a trial earlier this year.

Norwich Crown Court had heard that a rented Mercedes car worth about £26,000 or £27,000, was taken from outside an address in March in May 2017.

The court heard the Mercedes, which was fitted with a tracker, was then broken up and had expensive parts taken off before it was later 'destroyed' in a fire.

Drewery, of Southery Road, Feltwell, was convicted of one count of handling.

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The defendant, who admitted the offence put him in breach of a conditional discharge for the cultivation of cannabis, was given a 14 month prison sentence which was suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid work.

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Jude Durr, mitigating, said he accepted his client must have played a significant role.

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