A MAN who admitted trying to steal diesel fuel said he did it because he was broke.
David Stevenson was caught as he tried to steal the fuel from a quarry firm.
Police later discovered he had been driving without insurance or a full licence.
Stevenson, 38, of Raven Street, Ravensthorpe, pleaded guilty to three offences at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Defending himself, Stevenson said: “I was flat broke and I did a stupid thing.
“It was the first time and I won’t be doing it ever again.”
The court was told he tried to steal the diesel from the James Holgate quarry in Huddersfield.
Magistrates put Stevenson under a curfew from 7pm to 7am for eight weeks.
He was also fined £50 and ordered to pay court costs of £60 and a £15 victim surcharge.