Man caught with £300 of frozen stolen meat from Northampton pubs locked up for two years

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A man who was found with hundreds of pounds worth of frozen meat stolen from two pubs in Northampton has been locked up for two years.

Kyle Smith, aged 20, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after he admitted two charges of handling stolen goods.

The court heard frozen meat was stolen from the Toby Carvery and Lumbertubs pubs in Northampton in the early hours of the morning in February this year.

Smith’s address was searched on February 13 and officers found £300 worth of frozen meat stolen in the burglaries.

In his police interview, Smith said he had bought the meat in the early hours of the morning from a group of men.

Lynsey Knott, prosecuting, said Smith was released on police bail but then carried out a burglary of a house in South Holme Court on April 28.

The court heard that Smith and Jose Abrunhosa, aged 28, smashed a window of the property and then stole a games console and two laptops.

They also stole a Kawasaki motorbike that was in the garden of the property.

The pair were both charged with burglary and theft after they were identified by a neighbour’s CCTV cameras.

The court heard that Smith had seven previous convictions for domestic burglary.

Recorder Hefin Rees QC sentenced Smith, of South Holme Court, Northampton, to two years and four months in a young offenders’ institution.

Abrunhosa, of Great Holme Court, Northampton, was sentenced to nine months in prison.

They must pay both the criminal costs charge of £900.