Caravan holiday ended in cells
12:01pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A caravan holiday ended with a week in custody after three people from the Valleys stole £800 of cabling from New Quay.
Two Rhondda men and a woman from Mountain Ash appeared before Ceredigion magistrates via video link from Swansea and Eastwood Park prisons on Wednesday.
Christian Dean Addis, aged 23, of 23 Regent Street, Ferndale, Rhondda; Brett Gwyn Hale, aged 23, of 10 Springfield Road, Maerdy, Rhondda and Leanne Davies, aged 25, of 17 Gorsedd Street, Darrenlas, Mountain Ash all pleaded guilty to the joint theft of 100meters of BT cable on October 3.
The court heard that the three defendants planned to spend a few days in a caravan at Ocean Heights Caravan Park, New Quay.
The park was having building work done as part of a large development, and the trio decided to steal the cable from a trench.
Vaughan Pritchard-Jones prosecuting said the park owner heard a noise at 4am and called the police after seeing three people dropping the cable over the fence.
He added that the three had been stopped by police and the cabling had been recovered. They were kept in custody for a week after police found other property, which was believed to be stolen, in their vehicle.
Rhian Jones defending said Davies was previously of clean character and had been upset and distressed at being remanded for her first offence.
She said: “She was crying earlier. This has been a salutary experience for her.”
Sentencing was adjourned until October 16 for probation reports to be completed, and all three were released on bail with conditions.