The men from Leyton pleaded guilty to theft by finding in court on Friday

Men plead guilty to stealing £200.00 worth of lead

Men plead guilty to stealing £200.00 worth of lead

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Three men have admitted stealing scrap metal they found.

Stefan Ham, 39, and Vasile-dan Covaci, 33, both of Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, and Alin Florin Horoge, 24, of Oliver Road in Leyton, admitted stealing £196 worth of lead from a Mr Laurencin in court on Friday.  

Appearing at Thames Magistrates Court on March 13, Ham and Covaci were each handed a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £15 in victim surcharge costs.

Horoge re-appeared at Thames Magistratees Court on Tuesday where he was sentenced to 240 hours of community service and ordered to pay costs of £145. 

Police became suspicious of the men after they were spotted walking along Lea Bridge Road with a pram filled with scrap metal on March 12 at 2:30pm. 

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7:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Police should be more concerned with the Scrap Metal Dealers who adopt a 'no questions asked' attitude when offered scrap.
Police should be more concerned with the Scrap Metal Dealers who adopt a 'no questions asked' attitude when offered scrap. Villagecranberry
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10:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

leytonstoner says...

This is an epidemic around the areas where scrap metal dealers are still buying for cash - even nailing it down doesn't stop these thieves - they just rip it up or cut it off - brazenly in cold light of day no fear.
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This is an epidemic around the areas where scrap metal dealers are still buying for cash - even nailing it down doesn't stop these thieves - they just rip it up or cut it off - brazenly in cold light of day no fear. ------------ STOP THE MERCHANTS BUYING STOLEN METAL -------------------- ******************** ******************** ******************** leytonstoner
  • Score: 6

7:17am Fri 21 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

Part of Mr. Ellis's vibrancy of the area!!!!!
Part of Mr. Ellis's vibrancy of the area!!!!! SillyCnut
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7:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Linzi1 says...

Foreigners!
Foreigners! Linzi1
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