Paul Cook, mitigating, said his client had been remanded in custody for a fortnight and that this provided him with a taste of imprisonment for what he had done.It wasn't just the manhole covers, was it?
Mr Cook also said that Summers was slowing down in his offending and growing up.
Summers pleaded guilty to theft, driving while disqualified and without insurance and two counts of failing to surrender to custody.I guess he was unlucky in drawing a judge who was a motorbiker...
But not that unlucky:
The recorder Mr Belben handed Summers a community order involving 18 months' supervision, a Thinking Skills Programme for up to 30 days and a 12-month driving ban.Let's hear it for the Thinking Skills programme! I think maybe the judge needs it, though, because the last driving ban didn't really stop him, did it?
H/T: John Gibson via email