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Man jailed for helping to steal youngster's bike in Shildon
A MAN who helped steal a youngster’s bike has been jailed for 20-weeks.
David Oakley, 20, of no fixed abode, and pal Liam Fowler stole the bike from outside a shop on Auckland Terrace, Shildon, at about 5pm on July 27.
The young owner alerted his dad and they drove round looking for it.
Magistrates in Newton Aycliffe heard they spotted Fowler on a bench in Auckland Terrace with the bike.
Andrea Milsom, prosecuting, said he spoke to Fowler and took the bike back but then Oakley appeared and the pair then grabbed the bike back.
She added that the police were called and the lad's bike was finally recovered.
Graham Hunsley, mitigating, said Oakley claimed he was drunk and had been stupid - and by stealing the bike had broken a conditional discharge and a community order, imposed for other offences.
He admitted theft and breaching the conditional discharge and a community order.
He was sentenced to a total of 16 weeks in jail for assaulting police, criminal damage and failing to surrender to police plus a further four weeks for the bike theft.
He has admitted assault, assaulting police and theft of the bike.
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