A THIEF has been sent to prison after he told a court he would not comply with any punishment.

Jake Dinsdale appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court to face charges for theft and breaching his curfew.

Kerry Lovegrove, prosecuting, said the 20-year-old stole DVDs worth £69.99 from Sainsbury’s, sandwiches and cider worth £18.86 from Co-operative and a bicycle worth £500 from outside Sainsbury’s.

She said the bike belonged to an employee who found the security chain had been cut through after finishing his shift.

CCTV footage showed Dinsdale riding away on the bike. It was never recovered.

Dinsdale, of Howard Road, Dines Green, Worcester, also failed to comply with a curfew imposed on him between the hours of 7pm and 7am. He pleaded guilty to all four offences.

Becky Connelly, defending, told the court there was little she could say about her client and said Dinsdale had taken the DVDs to sell for money to buy alcohol.

She said he had told her that he would not comply with any orders of the court or pay any fines and that he made his feelings known on the last occasion he was in court when the curfew was imposed for breaching his anti-social behaviour order.

Deputy district judge David Miller considered sending Dinsdale for sentencing at Worcester Crown Court because he questioned whether or not 12 months imprisonment – the maximum sentence available to magistrates courts – was enough.

Miss Connelly said she believed it would be sufficient punishment for his crimes. Mr Miller re-sentenced Dinsdale for breaching his Asbo, sentencing him to 20 weeks in custody and added a further 26 weeks for stealing the bike.

Dinsdale also received 18-week sentences for each of the supermarket thefts which will run concurrently with the other two. He will serve half of his 46-week sentence in custody and the rest on licence.