A COURT has heard how a person took a £6,000 electrical mountain bike out for a check experience – and by no means returned.
Francis Thomas Charlesworth landed himself in court docket after the ‘opportunistic’ theft of the electrical bike from a biking superstore.
The 45-year-old defendant admitted that he stole the bike – price £6,19.99 – from Wheelbase in Staveley, close to Windermere.
South Cumbria Magistrates’ Courtroom heard how he travelled from his residence in Woodfarm Hey, Liverpool to, purchase a motorbike on August 22, having researched the place to purchase one on the web.
The court docket heard that the defendant supposed to purchase the bike on finance and was ‘stunned’ when he was provided at check experience.
Solicitor Michael Graham mentioned the theft was ‘opportunistic’ and never deliberate.
After he took the bike police stopped Charlesworth for a separate challenge and found the bike, understanding one had been stolen.
Charlesworth was sentenced to an eight-week curfew for the offence and must keep at residence between 6pm and 8am till November 18.
The defendant was additionally ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £95 and prices of £85.