A MAN appeared in court accused of stealing a bicycle left chained up by a commuter.
Mark Roberts, of Beacon Street in Dewsbury, denies the allegation.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that the incident happened at Dewsbury railway station on June 11.
She said that David Booth had left the mountain bike secured in a cycle rack with a chain and lock.
When he returned later that evening he found it had been stolen.
The Huddersfield bench was told that the bicycle was worth £325.
Mrs Fowler said that Roberts, 27, was seen on CCTV removing the bicycle from the rack.
But he denies theft, claiming that he believed it belonged to his brother and he had permission to take it.
Roberts faces a further allegation of failing to provide a sample of saliva at Dewsbury police station, which he admits.
Magistrates granted him unconditional bail until August 20.
The conditions are that he lives and sleeps at his address and reports to Dewsbury police station twice a week.