Welwyn Garden City man stole lead flashing from council-owned building

PUBLISHED: 16:08 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:08 31 January 2019

A Welwyn Garden City man has admitted stealing lead flashing. Picture: DANNY LOO

A Welwyn Garden City man has admitted stealing lead flashing. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A Welwyn Garden City man has been fined after stealing lead flashing from a council-owned building.

At St Albans Magistrates’ Court on January 18, Lea Kelly admitted stealing the material from a Welwyn Hatfield Council building in WGC on May 25 last year.

The lead flashing was said to have been worth £93.87.

Kelly, 34, of Great Break, also admitted a charge of assault by beating in WGC on December 7.

He pleaded guilty to a third charge of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress on December 11 in the town.

Kelly was fined £80 for stealing the lead, £40 for the assault and £120 for the public order offence.

He was also ordered to pay compensation of £93.87 to cover the cost of the lead, plus £30 towards victim services and £85 court costs.

The defendant will have to pay a total of £448.87.

He will be paying this off at a rate of £20 per month, starting from April 17.


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