Man jailed after string of offences across north Derbyshire

A man has been jailed for 12 months for committing crimes in the North Wingfield, Clay Cross and New Tupton.

Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 1:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 2:15 pm
Jailed: Steven Billyeald.
Jailed: Steven Billyeald.

Steven Billyeald, 41, of Crich Place, North Wingfield, was convicted of interfering with seven vehicles, stealing a bank card from a car on Lincoln Way, North Wingfield and stealing a bike from garage on Jackson Avenue, New Tupton.

He also used stolen bank cards to make contactless transactions at shops in North Wingfield and Clay Cross, and fraudulently spent almost £400 worth of goods.

The offences all took place between May and November this year.

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Mr Billyeald pleaded guilty before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre, on November 29, and he was sentenced to a total of 12 months imprisonment, and ordered to pay compensation totalling almost £600.

PC Steve Sweet said: “We are really pleased with this result which has seen Mr Billyeald brought to justice for his actions. Our team will continue to work to keep our communities safe and I hope this shows how crime and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“I would like to thank members of the community for their cooperation and support during our investigation.”