Jail for thief who stole scrap metal worth hundreds

An 18-year-old man from Biggleswade pleaded guilty to fly-tipping in Ashwell at Stevenage Magistrate

Nathan Smith has been jailed for stealing scrap metal. - Credit: Archant

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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