A MAN has appeared in court after trying to steal fuel from vehicles.

Gabor Garamvolgyi, 24, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

He admitted going equipped to commit a theft.

Hungarian Garamvolgyi admitted a further charge of obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty.

Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that residents of Pennine Way in Batley had expressed their concerns about motor crime.

As a result the area was prioritised by police officers who were there on the morning of October 26.

Mr Bozman said they noticed a VW Passat parked next to a HGV.

He said: “Mr Garamvolgyi was the person in the driver’s seat.

“In the boot were five large empty plastic containers, a length of hose and a strong smell of diesel.

“This suggested to the officers that the siphoning of diesel from other vehicles was intended.”

Magistrates were told that Garamvolgyi, of Middle Road in Dewsbury, was charged and released on bail.

He was still on bail on November 3 when he committed the further offence.

Mr Bozman said that he came to the attention of police as he was conducting a strange manoeuvre.

His vehicle was stopped but he gave a false name to one of the officers.

Magistrates heard that Garamvolgyi is due in court on November 13 for an alleged breach of his community order.

They adjourned the other matters to tie with that.

Magistrates remanded Garamvolgyi in custody until that date.