Former estate agent warned he faces jail after admitting burglary and damage

A former estate agent has been warned he is likely to be jailed after he admitted breaking into a hotel and causing damage said to be worth over £28,000.

Martin Hobbs, 43, pleaded guilty at Truro Crown Court to burglary and damaging property at The Bay, in Cawsand, Cornwall.

Judge Simon Carr, adjourning the case for more information, told Hobbs that prison was “by far the most likely outcome”.

Hobbs was prosecuted last year under consumer protection law after various false claims made out that his business, MPH Estate Agents, was doing better than it actually was.

In that case, the court heard that another agent had reported him to Trading Standards and that Hobbs had been convicted of harassment towards that agent.

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