Man “acted foolishly” in park thefts

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

A MAN who stole electrical items worth nearly £600 from a colleague at a the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park has been given a three-month community order and curfew.

Simon Perry, 28, of Basingstoke, admitted stealing a TV, laptop and camera from a fellow worker on September 17 last year.

The court heard how Perry had taken the items from a caravan he shared with his colleague and sold them on at two shops in Scarborough town centre.

Richard North, mitigating, said that the pair had initially enjoyed a good relationship, but that things deteriorated after the defendant felt he had been “lied to”.

He added that Perry had suffered a number of difficulties in his personal life, resulting in a breakdown.

Mr North explained that his client was struggling for money as work began to dry up towards the end of September.

He said: “He admits he took the laptop, TV and camera and sold them. He spent the money on a coach to York.

“He said he was angry and his head was in a bad place, but he accepts he acted extremely foolishly.”