A THIEF has been fined by magistrates after stealing from a building firm in Hereford.

Thomas Weaver of Westminster Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, was fined last month after entering a guilty plea to one count of theft when he appeared before magistrates in April.

The court heard from prosecutor Iqra Naeem that 30-year-old Weaver stolen building materials from a business in Hereford on September 25, 2022.

The theft, from Ilke Homes Limited, involved wooden boards worth between £400 and £500, magistrates in Walsall were told.

The company, which is based in Yorkshire and has worked in Herefordshire contracted by social housing operator Stonewater to deliver 120 homes at the former Holmer Trading Estate off College Road.

But in June last year the company went into administration, with nearly £320 million in outstanding debts including £68 million owed to Government agency Homes England.


Weaver, who was represented by defence soliciyot Pallo Bailey respectively, was fined £350 for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

His co-defendant Dylan Young, 27, of Warston Avenue in Birmingham, also pleaded guilty to the same offence. Young was sentenced in December and ordered to pay a £350 fine, £180 in court costs and a £140 victim surcharge.