Carer had pirated DVD stash

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A TRADER previously jailed for selling pirate DVDs had been caught with another stash of illegal films.

Keith Gibson has previous convictions for selling copied discs to members of the public, often at car boot sales.

The 52-year-old, of Disraeli Street, Fence Houses, was back at Newcastle Crown Court court to be tried on six charges of unauthorised use of a trademark.

The case involves him being caught with movies such as Arthur, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Despicable Me and Pirates of the Caribbean which had been copied without the permission of studios Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Disney.

Before a jury could be sworn, Gibson admitted all six offences.

Christopher Rose, defending, said Gibson is a carer for his wife and asked the court to adjourn the case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report from the probation service.

Recorder Tim Hirst listed the sentencing hearing for October 22.

The judge told Gibson: “You should not assume it is going to be a non-custodial sentence just because you are having a pre-sentence report.”