A SERIAL youth offender with a long list of crimes has been disqualified from driving in his latest appearance at court.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, appeared at Harrogate Magistrates' Court on October 27 to face sentence for two driving offences that were originally dealt with at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court on July 20 this year.

The youth pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, at an earlier hearing.

He was caught driving a stolen orange and black Suzuki Ignis between May 31 and June 1 this year on a residential road in the Keighley area, without a correct licence or insurance.

The court handed the teenager eight penalty points but the case was reopened as it was found the punishment meant he exceeded 11 points.

On October 27, the court decided to disqualify the youth from driving for six months, which was obligatory due to "repeat offending", according to court records.

In that same hearing back in July, the teenager pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

Court records show the Suzuki, worth £6,000, had been stolen from a man and the youth had "dishonestly undertook or assisted in the retention, removal, disposal, or realisation of stolen goods".

The teenager was dealt with for three other offences on the same day, after pleading guilty to them on June 5.

This included possession of a controlled drug of Class B, fraud by false representation, and burglary of a dwelling and theft – no violence.

The youth entered a property in Keighley on April 28 as a trespasser and stole a bank card, set of house keys, a pouch of tobacco, and cigarettes of an unknown value.

He committed fraud that same day by using a bank card belonging to a woman, spending £5.70 in Greggs at Bradford Interchange.

The teenager was also caught carrying cannabis in Keighley.

There were then a further three offences handled at the court on July 20, with the teenager having pleaded guilty to them on July 5.

The offences were failing to surrender to police or court bail at the appointed time, burglary of a dwelling and theft – no violence, and theft of a motor vehicle.

The youth entered a home in the Ilkley area and stole a blue BMW 3 Series on May 24.

He then failed to surrender to custody at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on May 31, after he was released on bail at the same court on May 27.

He was handed a 12-month Youth Rehabilitation Order (YBO) with "intensive supervision and surveillance" for all the offences.

This included an electronically monitored curfew, lasting for four months, between 7pm and 7am every day.

He was also ordered to engage in 91 days of Youth Rehabilitation Requirement activities.

But the youth admitted breaching the order, at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on September 25.

He failed to keep daily appointments as directed between August 29 and September 4, as well as consistently breaking his curfew over that same time period.

The youth was sentenced to a 14-month detention and training order on October 9 at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court after a number of offences were resentenced, following the breach.

This included:

  • Offence/s from November 26, 2022: theft of a bike
  • February 25, 2023: burglary
  • March 2: attempted burglary
  • March 3: two attempted burglaries, two vehicle interferences, a burglary, going equipped, a theft from a shop
  • April 12: handling stolen goods
  • April 28: burglary, possessing a Class B drug, fraud by false representation
  • May 24: burglary, theft of motor vehicle
  • May 31: handling stolen goods, failing to surrender to bail

The sentence also applied for six fresh offences the youth committed, which he had pleaded guilty to on September 11.

The offences were two charges of burglary of a dwelling and theft, driving whilst disqualified, use of a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance, theft of a bike, and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

He went into a house in Keighley between September 2 and 4 and stole a wallet, £40 in cash, debit card, mobile phone, watch and keys.

Then on, or about, September 4, he trespassed at a house in Ilkley and stole car keys, then separately stole a bike worth £800.

He took a white Seat Ateca in Keighley and drove it along a road just outside the town, despite being disqualified from driving and not having any insurance.

The youth was banned from driving for seven months, alongside the detention and training order.

The teenager had already been in breach of a curfew imposed by Bradford Youth Court in April earlier this year, when he did not return home on a day that same month.