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Blackburn thief claimed he though bike was scrap
4:20pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A MAN who stole a refuse collector’s bike off the back of his lorry claimed he thought it was scrap.
But Craig Patrick Grant eventually pleaded guilty to theft, and asked Blackburn magistrates to take a further 38 offences into account.
Grant, 40, of Exeter Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to stealing the bike belonging to Mark Walmsley. He was fined £210, which the magistrates set against a day in custody after being told Grant is already serving a custodial sentence.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the bike was in a cage secured by padlocks as Mr Walmsley was going about his business. He came out of a house and found Grant in possession of his bike and there was a brief struggle.
She said the total value of the offences to be taken into consideration was £1,378.
Liz Parker, defending, said Grant came across the wagon which appeared to be full of rubbish.