A THIEF from Herefordshire has been sentenced after stealing a number plate and fuel, and driving without a licence or insurance.

Kevin Gadd appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing after entering guilty pleas to one count of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of making off without payment, one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without insurance, and one count of driving without a licence at an earlier hearing.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 65-year-old had stolen a number plate from a vehicle in Thatcham, Berkshire, on June 19, and had driven in the town's Bath Road without a licence or insurance policy in place on the same date.

He had also made off from a petrol station in Newbury, Berkshire, without paying for fuel and with intent to avoid paying for it on the same date, magistrates were told.

Gadd, of Broad Street, Bromyard, was fined £50, received six penalty points, and must pay £50 compensation to the garage.

He was also handed a 12-month community order with a two-month curfew order and must pay prosecution costs of £75 and a £114 victim surcharge.