Yorkshire bicycle thief sentenced after selling stolen bike back to its owner

Court hears how accused returned to crime after case worker who was helping him turn his life around fell ill

by Simon_MacMichael   February 25, 2013  

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A bike thief in Yorkshire who sold a bicycle he had stolen back to its rightful owner has been sentenced at Selby Magistrates’ Court.

Kevin Naylor, aged 46, formerly of an address in Selby, had been spotted in August by the owner of a bike he had stolen in May last year from the town’s railway station riding it in the town.

The owner arranged to meet him, paid £30 to get it back, and called the police, reports the York Press.

Naylor, whom the court was told has a history of mental illness, was given a six-month community supervision order and ordered to pay £85 costs and to undertake a ten-day specified activity.

He had pleaded guilty to stealing the bike and to a separate count of handling stolen goods in relation to a sat-nav device police found hidden behind a refrigerator at his home, and which he said he was looking after for an acquaintance.

Keith Haggerty, defending Naylor, said that a case worker who began working with his client while he was serving a prison sentence for an earlier offence had  “dragged him up by his bootlaces,” including making sure he took his prescribed medication.

However, that case worker fell ill and had to go into hospital to have an operation, and Naylor was unable to get along with their replacement, missing his medication, not going to meetings, and falling back into crime.

Mr Haggerty added that more recently, Naylor had been complying with conditions placed on him such as meeting care workers, ensuring he followed his course of medication and paying fines, and the magistrates congratulated him on having met the requirements of his deferred sentence.
 

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£85 fine. That'll teach him crime doesn't pay.

posted by Dark Side [29 posts]
25th February 2013 - 16:18

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Wow! I went to college with his lawyer!

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posted by andybwhite [157 posts]
25th February 2013 - 18:38

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"the magistrates congratulated him on having met the requirements of his deferred sentence." Yes three cheers for Kevin Naylor! Unbelievable Jeff!

posted by alun [44 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:35

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I think the real question here is 'where was his fridge going that it needed a sat nav?'

posted by Jerm [34 posts]
25th February 2013 - 21:16

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I believe his aquaintance friend was due to collect the sat nav but was having difficulty finding his house.

posted by merckxman [33 posts]
25th February 2013 - 22:08

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merckxman wrote:
I believe his aquaintance friend was due to collect the sat nav but was having difficulty finding his house.

I heard that delay was compounded by the fact that someone had nicked his bike.

posted by pwake [233 posts]
26th February 2013 - 6:46

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The bastard should have had is knee caps drilled..... Wouldn't be riding someone else's bike again.....

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posted by rebel9307 [8 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:24

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