Intent to steal charge

A DAD has appeared in court accused of trying to steal from an off-shore engineering firm.

John Garbutt is alleged to have broken into the Heerema site, in Cleveland Road, Hartlepool, with the intention of taking some scrap metal.

The 42-year-old, of Bridgepool Close, on the town's Central Estate, was charged with burglary with intent to steal on January 9.

Justices adjourned the case until January 28 so Garbutt's solicitor John Relton can view some CCTV footage.

He was released on bail with the condition that he must not enter any part of the Heerema site.