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Van raid man took £15,000 work tools
They included the theft of £2,600 of tools from a vehicle parked in Gallowfields Road, Richmond, overnight on August 27, and £1,785 of tools from another van parked overnight in North Street, Sutton, on November 15.
Prosecuting, Hilary Reece said Britton had targeted work vans and sold the power tools to fund his drinking at the time.
The thefts took place across Yorkshire and also in various other parts of the country, and included 30 others to be taken into consideration, said Mrs Reece.
Britton, of Greenfield Avenue, Windhill, was sent to Bradford Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, September 27.
He is due to be dealt with on that date for other matters in addition to the 30 other matters to be taken into consideration.