Pair plead guilty to Newsome pub games machine raid
Jan 22 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TWO Barnsley burglars have admitted breaking into a bandit machine at a Huddersfield pub.
Mark Boldy and Lee Lloyd smashed their way into the Victoria Hotel on Jackroyd Lane in Newsome in the early hours of July 29 last year.
They forced open the games machine before fleeing with £272.
The landlord was woken up by the 3.40am break-in and called the police, Huddersfield magistrates heard.
Prosecutor Lisa Evans said officers caught the pair a short distance away in a car with a third man.
They claimed they were out for a drive, even though shards of glass were found in the car. Boldy, 23, said he had got the money from selling a motorbike.
But the pair yesterday pleaded guilty to burglary.
Boldy, of Gerald Road in Kendray, Barnsley, is in custody awaiting sentencing for other offences of dangerous driving, car theft, and driving while disqualified.
Drug addict Lloyd, 27, of St Georges Road in Locke Park, Barnsley, was told to return to court for sentencing on February 17.
Sean Fritchley, mitigating, said Lloyd had just come out of jail and was desperate for money when he committed the offence.
“There has been a long-standing history of drugs misuse,” he added.
“But he’s in a stable relationship now and his drugs issues has been stabilised.”