Metal thief given tag
A METAL thief has been handed a community order by magistrates.
Ben Tobin, 28, appeared in court having admitted charges of stealing wire cable and handling stolen goods.
Tobin took the cable from a Western Power depot in Plymstock on August 25 last year, and on September 9 was caught in possession of stolen items including bolt cutters, copper piping and other tools.
Tobin, of Colin Campbell Court, was given a six-month community order with a three-month curfew, requiring him to stay at his home between 9pm and 7am each day. He was also fitted with an electronic tag.
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A CHARITY music event takes place on Sunday raising money for Age UK Plymouth.
Local band Stockwood are to perform at Bistro, 5-11 Millbay Road, 7.30pm.
Their wide range of material includes folk, jazz, blues, Latin and rock-based numbers.
Tickets for the charity performance are available on the night.
TWO men are to be sentenced after admitting a serious assault.
Matthew McHale, aged 21, and Thomas Bates, aged 20, each pleaded guilty at Plymouth Crown Court to assaulting a man causing actual bodily harm.
McHale, of Taunton Avenue, Whitleigh, and Bates, of Lodge Lane, Bexley in Kent, attacked Stephen Arnold on April 24 last year.
Recorder Alastair Trevaskis adjourned sentence on the pair for a probation officer to prepare reports on their backgrounds.
He warned them he was keeping all options open – including custody.
They were released on unconditional bail until a date to be fixed.
A HOMELESS man has appeared in court accused of abusive behaviour.
Brian Johns, 51, of no fixed abode, was seen staggering around under the influence of alcohol in Wolseley Road at about 3pm on January 7.
Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that Johns was shouting and being abusive towards members of the public.
Johns admitted one count of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He had spent 17 hours in custody following his arrest, and the magistrates ruled that was sufficient punishment.
A CARE home will host a coffee afternoon to raise money for St Luke's Hospice.
The event will take place at Manor Court in Efford from 2pm to 4pm on March 8.