Teenager who admits Trowbridge burglary is held
7:30am Wednesday 5th March 2014 in News
A teenage burglar has been remanded in custody by a judge after he failed to turn up on time for a pre-sentence report.
Tyrone White, 19, had admitted taking part in the break-in at a house in Duke Street, Trowbridge, in the run up to Christmas last year.
White was with three others, including a 16-year-old youth, when they smashed into he property on Wednesday, December 4.
White and Courtney Campbell, 25, both from Bath and Luke Brock, 19, of Westbury, all admitted the burglary when they appeared at Swindon Crown Court last month.
They were due to face sentence last Friday while the youngest teenager had been sent to the youth court.
But after turning up late or the appointment White indicated he would not comply with a community order, should one be imposed.
Melissa Toney, defending White and Campbell, said he realised that meant he would be facing a jail term.
She said her other client was also not ready to be sentenced as he had also admitted a charge of aggravated burglary at Bristol Crown Court.
Miss Toney said he had a co-defendant in the Bristol case and asked for both her clients to be sentenced by a judge in the city.
She asked for White to be released back on bail but the judge ruled he had nothing to lose as he was to be jailed and remanded him in custody.
Campbell also had a kitchen knife when he was caught in nearby Polebarn Road soon after the Trowbridge raid.
The gang made off with a battery remote controlled car, bracelet, ring, phone case and sat nav in the burglary.
Chris Smyth, for Brock, also asked to the case against his client to be adjourned.
Judge Euan Ambrose agreed to both requests and remanded White and Campbell, of Excelsior Street, Bath, in custody to appear in Bristol on Friday, March 21.
He released Brock, of Primmers Place, Westbury, on bail to the same date when he is to appear at Swindon Crown Court.