Helped dispose of stolen goods

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A woman who drove a friend to the river when she wanted to dispose of a stolen iPad has appeared in court.

Alisha Burton (31) had nothing to do with the theft – and didn’t want the iPad in her house – but was guilty on a technicality of handling stolen goods.

Burton, of Stanley Drive, Sutton Bridge, was conditionally discharged for six months and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £15 victim surcharge by Spalding magistrates on Thursday.

She pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, which includes assisting in the disposal of items.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said the iPad was thrown in the river by the woman who stole it.

Solicitor Mike Alexander, mitigating, said Burton was of previous good character and was guilty on a technicality.