AN 18-year-old Barkston Ash youth was told by a court that he ought to be “thoroughly ashamed” for committing the “disgraceful” offence of stealing a child’s cycle.
Selby magistrates heard how Calum Morley, of Orchard Lane, was seen riding the cycle after its 10-year-old owner had left it in the front garden of his grandmother’s Sherburn home.
Although Morley, who is currently in prison, denied taking the cycle from the garden on August 5, last year, he admitted later taking it off a group of youths in the street.
Sandra White, prosecuting, told how the victim and his mother later traced the cycle to a garden shed where it was found in pieces with its serial numbers ground off.
Keith Haggerty, mitigating, told the court that towards the end of last year his client had regularly been in trouble, and it was hoped that on his release from a Young Offenders Institute on January 30, he would change his ways.
Morley was sentenced to 28 days custody, to run concurrently with his present sentence.
*A 65-year-old Sherburn man has appeared before a court for a second time on charges of harassing his neighbours, only to be again told that the prosecution were not ready to deal with him.
Roy Astin, of Cardinal Close, appeared before Selby magistrates on two charges of harassment.
Sandra White, prosecuting, said the charges, which allege behaviour including driving a vehicle towards one neighbour and the setting up of a CCTV camera to film others in their home, still needed further investigation. The case was adjourned until January 31, Astin being re-admitted to conditional bail to have no contact with his neighbours.
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