Ipswich Hospital computer thefts: Three charged

Ipswich Hospital The computer equipment was alleged to have been stolen between July 2011 and May 2013

Three men have been charged following the theft of computer equipment from Ipswich Hospital estimated to be worth £188,901.

Desktop computers, laptops, keyboards and monitors were stolen from the hospital between 2011 and 2013.

Andrew Leacock, 50, of Diamond Close, Ipswich, has been charged with theft by employee while two other men have been charged with handling stolen goods.

They are due before magistrates in Ipswich on 2 July.

Mr Leacock is also charged with theft from employee for allegedly stealing boxes of photocopier paper and with concealing, transferring or removing criminal property.

Philip Goldsmith, 44, of Tuddenham Avenue, and Shane Dawson, 33, of Surbiton Road, Ipswich, have been charged with handling stolen goods and concealing, transferring or removing criminal property by selling computer equipment for money.

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