A BANNED Herefordshire man has been remanded in custody after stealing an Audi and driving while disqualified.

Mitchell Leedham entered guilty pleas to two counts of driving without insurance, two counts of driving while disqualified, four counts of theft, and one count of theft of a motor vehicle when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in September.

The court heard from prosecutor Sarah Khan-Lodhi that the 26-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Marilena Di Vitantonio, had stolen an Audi belonging to another person in Hereford on September 9.


He had driven an Audi while disqualified from driving and without a valid insurance policy in place in Hereford's Newtown Road on September 9, and on an unclassified road in Pencombe on September 10, the court was told.

Leedham had also stolen £66 cash on August 29 and £30 cash from a woman in Bromyard on August 31, and £15 cash both on August 31 and September 2 from a person in Ledbury.

The case was sent to the crown court for sentencing and Leedham, of Barnett Avenue, Ledbury, was remanded in custody.

He will appear before Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on October 13.