Bike thief was discovered with drugs after raid
A 42-YEAR-OLD man who helped steal a teenager's new motorcycle has been jailed.
David Bramhall and his associates travelled in a rented van to the Greyhound pub in Yarlet, near Stone, and stole the 125cc machine from the car park while its owner was working.
Bramhall was arrested the next day and was found in possession of £40 worth of a class B drug known as 'monkey dust'.
The defendant, of Bouverie Parade, Sneyd Green, pleaded guilty to theft of a motorcycle and possession of a class B drug.
The court heard the offences happened while he was subject to a suspended sentence for three offences of benefit fraud.
Kevin Mortlock, mitigating, said: "He was asked to go in the pub car park and the motorcycle was put in the back. He accepts he was part of the theft of the motorcycle."
Judge Paul Glenn jailed Bramhall for six months and activated four weeks of the suspended sentence to run consecutively. He also banned him from driving for 12 months following the July 8 incident.
The judge said: "If you take vehicles to commit offences, that is a price you must pay."