A MAN has appeared in court after ignoring his bail conditions.

Dean Hall, of Emmanuel Terrace in Lockwood, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

He is charged with theft from a vehicle at Meltham Road in Lockwood on August 28.

There he is alleged to have entered a compound and stolen diesel from a vehicle’s fuel tank.

Hall, 38, denies the charge and faces trial at the Huddersfield court on December 18.

He was granted conditional bail during his last court appearance.

These conditions are residence and a curfew between 9pm and 7am.

Hall must also present himself to police when requested during these curfew hours.

Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said he breached the final condition yesterday.

He did this by failing to answer the door to an officer at 5.45am.

Mr Ramsay said: “Police attended and knocked on the door loudly and repeatedly but he did not present himself.

“At this time, a male named Walter Scott, was outside in a derelict car.

“He stated to them: ‘Dean’s gone for some cigarettes’.”

Hall admitted breaching his bail conditions, but denied leaving the house.

Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, said that his client had gone to bed at 10pm and remained heavily asleep.

He said Hall opened the door to officers hours later at 10.30pm but was still arrested.

Mr Ramsay asked magistrates to remand him in custody until his trial date.

However they agreed to give him another chance and readmitted him to bail.

They added a condition that his curfew will now be electronically monitored.