Man Admits To 29 Offences

21 March 2011, 16:31 | Updated: 21 March 2011, 16:40

A Luton man appeared before Luton Magistrates Court on Thursday (17 March) and pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary, one charge of attempt burglary and two charges of theft from motor vehicle.

Lee Mitchell, who's 23 and of Eskdale in Luton, also asked Magistrates to take a further 25 other offences into consideration.

PC Tim Worden, of the South Bedfordshire Vehicle Crime Unit said: “Mitchell was a prolific offender and committed most of his crimes over the past 2 months in the hospital, Hockwell ring and Leagrave train station areas of Luton. Clearly he was a public menace and it is good to know that we can now contact the victims of these crimes and pass on this positive result.

“We have also been able to recover a number of car stereo’s which have not been reported as stolen and we are eager to trace the owners of this property and would urge anyone who has lost this type of property recently to come forward and speak to the police.”

Mitchell will now appear before Luton Crown Court on April 8 for sentencing.

The force’s South Bedfordshire Vehicle Crime Unit has been set up to tackle vehicle crime, target offenders who commit this type of offence and is focused on stopping people becoming victims of vehicle crime. If you have information relating to those who commit vehicle crime in your area you can contact the team in complete confidence on 01582 473269 or text information to 07786 200011, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.