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Stolen Bob Marley LP man 'beyond redemption'

A man "beyond redemption" who was acquitted of assaulting three gardai but admitted possession of a stolen Bob Marley record, has escaped a jail-term.

Kenneth Gordon (37), of Edenmore Drive, Coolock pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of a stolen Bob Marley LP on January 10, 2009.

He had pleaded not guilty to assaulting three gardai on the same date and was acquitted last week following a trial.

Judge Patrick McCartan handed down a six-month sentence but suspended it for two years. The judge said he did not get the impression Gordon was rehabilitating and said he was "beyond redemption".

Garda Shane Moriarty told Geraldine Small, prosecuting, two men were seen on CCTV in George's Street Arcade. Gordon was found in possession of a record sleeve which was taken from a shop in the arcade.

Garda Moriarty told the court Gordon had 19 previous convictions.