A man from Lowestoft has been given a community order following theft from motor vehicles and vehicle interference offences.
Iestyn Evans, 18, of Commercial Road, appeared before Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24th February, where he was given an 18-month community order, a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement and 150 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay compensation.
The sentence follows three charges for theft from motor vehicle offences, all occurring in Lowestoft between 6th and 14th December 2020 and two further charges following incidents involving interference with motor vehicles, both occurring on 17th December in the town.
Following being charged with these offences, Evans asked for 24 other offences to be taken into consideration.
All of the offences occurred between November and December 2020 in Carlton Colville, Pakefield and Lowestoft and involved theft from motor vehicles and interference with motor vehicles.
Police Constable Tim Barrell from the Operation Converter team said: “Iestyn Evans was approached after being charged by police in relation to theft from motor vehicle offences and while on court bail, he made voluntary admissions to a further 24 offences. All of these offences were committed overnight.
“Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team investigated a number of the theft from motor vehicle offences, with their excellent work resulting in the arrest and charge of Evans.
“Whilst on court bail he was approached by specialist officers from Op Converter and through our work, supported by the SNT, he admitted to the further offences.
“Evans apologised for his actions and assisted police in returning property linked to a number of offences. By working with us, he will be able to move forward with a clean slate without the fear of further charges in the future.”