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Man who got suspended sentence for burglary caught committing more break-ins

Man who got suspended sentence for burglary caught committing more break-ins

A Dublin man who previously received a suspended sentence for a burglary in Co. Longford may now be jailed for that offence after committing another burglary since.

Joseph Bates (36) was previously sentenced by Mr Justice Tony Hunt at Longford to a suspended three year term for burglary, contrary to section 12 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.

The sentence was suspended for five years on condition he keep the peace for that period.

At Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today Mr Bates pleaded guilty to burglary at Milltown Institute, Sandyford Road, Dublin on July 21, 2013.

The charge details are that while trespassing in the building Bates committed theft and criminal damage.

Noel Devitt BL, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said that the case needed to go back to the Midlands Circuit on the next available date. Judge Desmond Hogan listed it to appear at the sitting in Tullamore tomorrow.