A BAIL bandit named in the Examiner has been caught – and jailed.
Police last week named Philip Joseph Heathcote, 25, who had failed to appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on October 19 last year charged in connection with an assault.
He was arrested and pleaded guilty to two offences – failing to attend court and also failing to answer police bail on October 25 last year.
Magistrates jailed him for two weeks for both offences – the sentences to run concurrently.
Heathcote, of Leeds Road, Bradley, was also remanded in custody charged with robbery, affray and assault offences.
His case will next be heard by a TV link from Leeds Prison to Bradford Crown Court on Monday.
His solicitor, Mr Charles Ainley, had unsuccessfully applied for bail.
He told the court that Heathcote was in a long-standing relationship and his girlfriend was heavily pregnant.
Police are now releasing the names and ages of people wanted on warrant along with the charges they face.
The names will keep being published over the coming weeks and months so police have strongly urged anyone who is wanted on warrant to turn themselves in now or face having their name in the Examiner.
At the moment police have 170 people wanted on warrant in Huddersfield.
One is former vet Alan Roderick Tait, 58, who used to work in the Holmfirth area.
A warrant was issued by Huddersfield magistrates on November 29 last year after he failed to turn up in court to face traffic offences.
Paul Heywood, 31 – who was last known to live in the Moldgreen area – was charged with assault, but failed to turn up at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on November 1 last year.
Stuart Graham Rawson who failed to appear before Huddersfield magistrates on September 11 last year in connection with a burglary.
He is 40 years old and was last known to be living in Lindley.
Brian Davies, 46, who used to live in Almondbury, failed to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on October 19 last year charged in connection with a vehicle offence.
Contact Det Sgt Jim Carter from Kirklees CID intelligence unit on 01484 436675, the police switchboard on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.