Man rode on child’s tricycle

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A DRUNKEN man stole a child’s tricycle and rode it around a street, Scarborough magistrates heard yesterday.

Damian Hunter, 25, of Westbourne Grove, admitted taking a pedal cycle without consent.

The court heard that he broke a lock before taking the little girl’s tricycle for a ride in Trafalgar Road on August 12.

Katy Varlow, prosecuting, said Hunter was still sitting on the trike when police caught up with him.

Marcus Topham, mitigating, said: “His intention was to have a prankish ride. He was the worse for drink.”

Hunter was fined £70, will pay costs of £85, a £15 victim surcharge and £10 in compensation for the lock.