Three Men Charged After Theft At Ipswich Hospital

Three men, all from Ipswich, have been charged after more than £180,000 of computers and equipment was stolen from Ipswich hospital.

Andrew Leacock, who works there, has been charged with theft by employee between January 2011 and May last year. A number of iPads, desktop PC's, HP laptops, keyboards and HP monitors worth £188,901 were stolen from the hospital. The 50 year old from Diamond Close is also accused of concealing, transferring or removing criminal property during that time by selling computer equipment for money, and theft by employee of boxes of copier paper.

44 year old Philip Goldsmith, from Tuddenham Avenue, has been charged with handling stolen goods during the same time and concealing, transferring or removing criminal property by selling computer equipment for money.

Shane Dawson, aged 33, of Surbiton Road has been charged with handling stolen goods and concealing, transferring or removing criminal property by selling computer equipment for money.

Goldsmith and Dawson were both arrested in November last year and Leacock last May (2013). All three men were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.  They have now been charged and bailed to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday 2 July 2014.

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