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Man jailed for stealing stretcher from funeral home

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Image caption The trolley was taken from the back of the Clepington Road funeral directors

A man who stole a trolley for transporting dead bodies from a funeral directors in Dundee has been jailed.

Andrew King stole the £2,500 stretcher from Affertons Funeral Directors in the city after it had been washed and left outside to dry in July 2014.

The 21-year-old admitted taking the trolley and selling it to a scrap metal merchant nearby, where it was crushed.

Jailing King for 23 weeks, Sheriff Alistair Brown said metal theft was a "serious problem".

King, of Dundee, was caught on CCTV taking the trolley from the back of the Clepington Road funeral parlour on 2 July.

He pleaded guilty on a summary charge of theft.

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