A man caught climbing over the gates at a Huddersfield engineering company has been handed a curfew.

Michael Kelbie, 30, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage and being found in an enclosed yard for an unlawful purpose.

Kirklees magistrates heard that the incident occurred at Cummins Turbo Technologies in St Andrew’s Road on January 24.

Kelbie and other males pulled up outside the premises in a silver Mazda.

He was then caught on CCTV footage climbing over the gates into the yard.

Kelbie used a metal bar to try and force open a padlock on the gates.

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He was unsuccessful and climbed back over the gates and left with the other men.

The court was told that the vehicle was stopped by police in a layby near New Hey Road and Kelbie was arrested.

Kelbie, of Camborne Walk in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, held previous convictions for burglary and criminal damage.

His solicitor explained that he started taking drugs after falling in with the wrong crowd.

He didn’t remember the incident until he was shown the CCTV footage.

Magistrates sentenced him to a curfew for 14 days.

He must pay £25 compensation for the broken padlock and £60 victim surcharge.