A man with “a background littered with addiction difficulties” faces sentencing for burgling a house in a case where the stolen goods were found stashed at a cemetery.
A locator application on a stolen Apple iPod was activated and it was possible to establish that the electrical item and other stolen property were at Shandon Park – where there is a cemetery.
This area was searched by gardaí and the stolen property was found concealed behind a headstone.
49-year-old Martin Hurley of 190 Farranferris Avenue, Farranree, Cork, affirmed a signed plea of guilty to the charge of entering the property at Pope’s Quay to carry out a theft.
Judge Helen Bolye adjourned the case until October 27 at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Defence barrister Donal O’Sullivan made the reference to the accused man’s extensive difficulties with addiction.