Court - Man had stolen I-Pad stolen at Electric Picnic

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Court - Man had stolen I-Pad stolen at Electric Picnic

A 20-year-old man has been convicted of having in his possession items stolen from tents at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Eddie McCarthy (20), 44 Castle Park, Athy, was charged with three counts of handling stolen property.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly said that on September 5 this year, a number of tents were broken into at the Electric Picnic. Three males were detected and two ran away, but the accused remained.

Among the stolen items was a bag and an iPad, and McCarthy was found to have €115 in cash, £5 sterling, and €38.50 in change.

He had one previous conviction, for burglary.

Defence, Mr Philip Meagher said his client had taken a lot of drink as well as pills.

Judge Staines imposed 200 hours’ community service in lieu of ten months’ detention.