Man, 19, admits stealing pedal cycle

A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the theft of a pedal cycle, valued £450.

Jordan Wilkinson, of Straffen Court, Amble, took the bike from a yard in Warkworth on May 30.

The cycle has not yet been recovered.

Wilkinson appeared in front of magistrates at Bedlington on Tuesday.

The court was told that he was homeless and sofa-hopping and used the Straffen Court address for correspondence.

The case was adjourned for reports and Wilkinson is due to reappear on Thursday, June 19.

l An Alnwick woman has been fined £73 after admitting to obstructing/resisting police.

Margaret Ann Addison, 51, of St James’ Court, was convicted at Berwick Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, May 15.

Her guilty plea was taken into account and she will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. A collection order was made.