Police arrested two men who took a trailer from a driveway in the early hours of the morning and were seen pushing it along a street.
Gregory Veare, 34, of Avenue Road, Grantham, and another man were reported to police after they were seen pushing the Towsure trailer in Longcliffe Road just before 4am on August 7. Veare admitted vehicle interference at Grantham Magistrates’ Court.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, told the magistrates that police had found two men holding on to the trailer and one was Veare. The men said they had simply found the trailer but the owner had reported it stolen from his driveway.
Mr Clare said the trailer was stored in a compound at a cost of £150 and Veare had refused to comment to police. The court heard that another man is due to be charged in connection with the offence.
Defending, Rory Macmillan, said Veare was a single man who was not working due to anxiety and depression. He lived in a house with another man and his partner who had been arguing that night and so he suggested to the man they go out for a walk.
Mr Macmillan added: “It was during this walk they came across the trailer and decided to drag it away. It was a very costly decision. He would describe this as a foolish mistake which was made in an opportunistic fashion.”
Veare was fined £100 and ordered to pay compensation of £75 and a victim surcharge of £20.