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Rowely Regis burglar given a chance to stay out of trouble
2:22pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Local
A JUDGE has given a 35-year old Rowley Regis burglar with alcohol and drug problems a chance to prove he can stay out of trouble.
David Gillard was with an accomplice when he raided an unoccupied flat and stole a tumble dryer, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
Gillard, of Tipperley Green, denied the burglary charge but was convicted by a jury after they retired to consider the evidence at the end of his trial.
Judge Amjad Nawaz told Gillard, who had a string of previous convictions for offences including burglary, handling and theft, said it was clear he had been given a number of chances by courts in the past.
But he decided to defer sentence in the case until January 6 next year to give him the opportunity to show he could respond to assistance for his problems.
Stephen Hamblett, defending, described Gillard as a "follower and not a leader" and said he was now determined to put his life in order.
The court was told the man who accompanied Gillard on the raid had been jailed for three years at an earlier hearing because he was a three strike burglar.
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