Metal theft man charged

A MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing scrap metal.

Jonathan Wright, 34, of Maudon Avenue in Pickering, did not enter pleas when he appeared before Scarborough magistrates.

He is said to have stolen an scrap metal from Balfour Beatty on April 30, and £226 of scrap metal from North Yorkshire County Council on April 22.

Although magistrates accepted jurisdiction of the case Wright elected to have his trial heard at Crown Court.

He will next appear at Magistrates Court on December 19 for committal proceedings, and was granted conditional bail.