A THIEF has admitted stealing batteries from Herefordshire Council.

He stole the batteries, worth at least £55 to £60, between February 17 and March 23 this year in Ledbury, said prosecutor Owen Beale.

Andrew Beady entered a guilty plea to two counts of theft and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge by magistrates when he appeared in court on May 15 in Hereford, represented by Katherine Maynereid. He was convicted of theft (other) including theft by finding.


The conditional discharge means he will not be sentenced for the offence unless he were to commit an offence again within a period of 12 months.

If he were to offend again within this 12-month period, he would then be sentenced for these crimes.

Beady, who has no fixed address but was said to be of Hereford, was ordered by Hereford magistrates to pay prosecution costs of £34 and a victim surcharge of £26.