Teen accused of car theft

Harrogate Magistrates Court. 311208ARpic14.
Harrogate Magistrates Court. 311208ARpic14.

A TEENAGER has been accused of a £25,000 burglary in which the stolen property included two cars, a BMW and a Vauxhall Zafira.

Wesley Austin Waterworth, 19, of King Edward’s Drive, Harrogate, did not enter any plea to the charge – or to one of failing to answer police bail – when he appeared before the town’s magistrates last Thursday.

He is accused of entering a house in St Clement’s Road, Harrogate, on November 26 and stealing two sets of car keys, two vehicles and a TV, bottles of wine and spirits, three watches, a laptop and jewellery.

Defence solicitor Geoffrey Rogers said Waterworth was due before York Crown Court on another dwelling house burglary and was likely to plead guilty to that. Police had intimated that if that were the case, the St Clement’s Road incident would be taken into consideration when sentence was passed.

Mr Rogers told court chairman Judith Thomas a guilty plea at this stage would mean the offence could not be taken account of but would have to se sentenced separately.

Police intended to interview Waterworth about other matters so there could be other offences to be considered.

Waterworth was remanded in custody while enquiries continue.