Ballymena man jailed for seven months for receiving stolen goods in run up to Christmas

Ballymena Magistrates Court

A Ballymena man who breached a number of suspended sentences by receiving stolen goods in the run up to Christmas last year has been jailed for seven months.

Trevor Hayes (47), of Queen Street, had an Adidas coat and a Kurt Geiger bag belonging to TK Maxx which still had their security tags on at his home on December 13.

He was at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday for sentencing on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

Suspended sentences were given to Hayes last summer for offering to supply drugs including cocaine and cannabis and possessing cannabis.

Defence barrister Andrew Moriarty told Thursday’s court they were dealing with someone who was “genuinely vulnerable”.

He said Hayes was a cannabis user and was on anti-psychotic medication.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said he realised Hayes was a man with “significant issues” but equally worrying was his criminal record and the fact that he had breached suspended sentences as he jailed the defendant.

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