A GUILTY plea was made by a man who tried to steal a motor vehicle with a bike spanner.

Richard Hamilton, 36, of Rymers Lane in Oxford, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on Friday, October 30, 2020.

He was caught “equipped for theft” with a bike spanner in Oxford which he had “intended to use in connection with theft”.

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Hamilton first pleaded not guilty to the offence but later changed his mind. His plea was then taken into account during sentencing.

Oxford Magistrates Court heard that a community order was made and Hamilton was also ordered to attend drug rehabilitation treatment which was reviewed this month.

He was also made to pay a victim surcharge of £95 but no court costs were ordered.


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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