Originally Posted by HarryT
Certainly not under UK law. If you buy stolen goods, you have no right to keep them, even if you're a completely innocent party who bought the items in good faith. They still belong to the original owner.
And yet you have a thriving eBay in the UK, no?
If the law is written that way, and I know you know your UK laws, I would never dare buy anything used, not even things like used cars from authorized sellers, they migh have unwittingly bought a stolen (knicked?) car.