Jail for thief who stole scrap metal worth hundreds
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A thief who swiped scrap metal costing hundreds of pounds has been jailed.
Stevenage Magistrates' Court heard that Nathan Smith - of New Farm, on the outskirts of Whaddon - stole the scrap metal from a location in Baldock, having broken in with an accomplice.
The value of the haul amounted to £600, which Smith has to repay in compensation to E Coulson Carpentry and Building Ltd- based in Weston - by September this year.
The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence on Wednesday and was jailed for eight weeks.
Chairman of the bench Robert Cinnamon took Smith's guilty plea into account when imposing sentence.
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The offence was deemed serious because Smith was with another person, had to break in and there was a child present. He also had previous convictions and had recently been released from prison, the court heard.
Call 101 if you have information about an offence, if you witness a crime taking place call 999 immediately.
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