A MAN subject to a suspended prison sentence for a caravan theft breached it in less than a month when he booked into a camping and caravanning site for a break.

Iain Boddy, 39, of Redworth Road, Shildon, was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Durham Crown Court, in August, after admitting theft of a £5,000 caravan, towed away from outside the owner’s home in Newton Aycliffe, and later traced to a lock-up, in Coundon, last November.

But he was back before the court this week, for an offence involving another stolen caravan, a Campus Comedo, committed only weeks after receiving that sentence.

The court heard he was arrested at the caravan, at the site alongside the Hammer and Pincers, in Preston-le-Skerne, near Newton Aycliffe, on September 9.

Boddy admitted handling stolen goods, relating only to, “dishonestly receiving” the stolen caravan.

Judge James Adkin imposed a total 22-month immediate prison sentence, including the activation of the full 12 months of the suspended sentence he passed in August.

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