Man admits Sir Bobby memorial thefts

A 21-YEAR-OLD has today admitted he stole tributes from the Sir Bobby Robson memorial site.

Naomi Cassidy

A 21-YEAR-OLD has today admitted he stole tributes from the Sir Bobby Robson memorial site.

At South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court today Jamie Underwood, of Burrell Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to theft from the site in Portman Road on August 15.

Underwood was seen by a member of the public with a large quantity of football shirts and memorabilia near the Station Hotel and appeared to be staggering.


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When police approached him at 3am he told them a friend had sold them to him. However, officers then spotted several messages attached to the shirts in tribute to the former Town manager who died earlier this month.

Following Sir Bobby's death many Ipswich Town fans left shirts, scarves and other memorabilia at his statue outside the stadium.

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Mitigating on Underwood's behalf, Elizabeth Bradshaw, said he did not remember committing these thefts but genuinely regrets it.

His case was adjourned until September 14 for a pre-sentence report to be done

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