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20/09/2021

Man jailed for converting criminal property and receiving stolen goods

Derry courthouse
A man who admitted converting criminal property and receiving stolen goods has been jailed at Derry Magistrate's Court. Ryan McGlinchey (24), whose address was given as c/o Maghaberry Prison, was charged with receiving stolen goods, namely a motorbike, on a date between 23 April and 8 September 2017. He was also charged with converting criminal property on 7 September the same year. The court was told that on 24 April a burglary occurred and two motorcycles valued at more than £11,000 were stolen. No clues were found, after an examination of the scene. On 18 September the same year, police became aware that one of the bikes was for sale on Facebook on a site that offers a service of delivering bikes between buyers and sellers. Police investigated and traced the bike back to McGlinchey and believed he was trying to sell the vehicle. The was told went to an address at Coshquin on the outskirts of Derry and located one bike at the rear of a property where McGlinchey lived. When interviewed by police about the offence, the court was told the defendant said he had bought the bike from a traveller. McGlinchey was sentenced to six months in prison.

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