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Teen Gets Suspended Jail Term

Wednesday August 21 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A TEENAGER who had cannabis and ketamine on him was chased after stealing a bike from outside a supermarket, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Reece Coles, 18, was pursued by the owner who had left it at a branch of Tesco Express, said James Gelsthorpe, prosecuting.

Coles, of Radcliffe Road, Athersley North, admitted stealing the bicycle, possession of cannabis and ketamine and three charges of failing to attend court.

Philip Howard, defending, said Coles had been taking cannabis and ketamine since he was 15 and needed help and guidance.

Coles was given a 12-week jail sentence, suspended for a year and ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by l4al on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 10:50
What a joke

Reply Posted by Paul on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 12:15
Bet he's a proper doley scum bag. Wants to get a job in the army or morrisons that'll straighten him out.

Reply Posted by Craig on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:13
Haha..Morrison's? whats that going to do for him..

Reply Posted by Baz on Friday August 23 2013 at 13:30
lol

Reply Posted by Mandy coles on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 13:33
Well your wrong because he dont sign on i give him money

Reply Posted by dud on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 14:11
He,s 18 for gods sake...pinching bikes. Time for some tuff love , he,s not a kid.

Reply Posted by Craig .. on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:13
more fool you then mother

Reply Posted by Brian on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:16
Mandy, do you not have any restraint over your child? are you the same?
obviously you arent bothered or he wouldnt be running round with drugs on him. talk about dragged up..

Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 13:40
Spends it well eh? Drugs. You need to give him a bit more then so he wouldn,t thieve things . Pathetic

Reply Posted by rog on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 14:06
Funny how they need 'help' only when the scumbags get caught...

Reply Posted by tracy on Friday August 23 2013 at 11:57
Stop pickin.on.the parents..hes got.is own.mind...

Reply Posted by sid on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:07
Ye, tru, why dosn,t he use it then to get a job/stop embarrassing his parents/stop using drugs/stop nicking things that others have worked hard for...oh,loads things. Thing is,his mum posted that woweeeee,he dos,not claim benefits, she gives it him. Are we assuming that she's proud he does,not claim then? It was sad actually,poor woman was trying to stick up for him with the only thing she has. Eeeeeee if he was mine, I sharp poke with the reality stick would be coming his way. H,es a thief,and his mum has to treat him as an adult,after all that's what he is at 18. Old enough to get himself sorted. She needs to wake up an smell the b***shit. He,all get worse otherwise,scrounging thru life. I do actually feel for his mam.

Reply Posted by max on Sunday August 25 2013 at 13:24
Well said Sid.. This lad is one of hundreds in Barnsley (not to mention the world).. And yes I blame the parents. Some parents have few morals and definitely little family values, and yes things will get worse until parents realise that how they raise their children will certainly show as the child grows older. He probably had the signs at an early age but it was easier for his folks to ignore it? I don't know the family n I could be wrong, but it is very typical of today's society :?

Reply Posted by Alf on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:13
Sid, your grammar is terrible, perhaps you should proof read before you hit the 'post' button.

Reply Posted by sid on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:30
Haha. Its the tablet thing too Alf. Anyway,I'm not fussed about it,its not an English test mate. Just putting a point across. Have you got a contribution to the item or are just just marking everyone,. OK, I've got 5/10. But I would still sort out that thief after you, got me thru my A level in English. What are you more bothered about my grammar than the thief? Shame.

Reply Posted by max on Sunday August 25 2013 at 13:19
good response Sid (to a pointless remark may I add !)

Reply Posted by rach on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:30
All these that get cot wi drugs on them want puttin away....the not even worth talkin abart pathetic

Reply Posted by sid on Friday August 23 2013 at 12:38
Oooer,rach, your grammers worse than mine!
You,all have Alf after you.
Lol

Reply Posted by nikkita coles on Friday August 23 2013 at 13:14
Hes my brother how do you know anything so there youndont know what hes like l bet your sons do it so shut up :O

Reply Posted by Mandycoles on Friday August 23 2013 at 13:14
Go on all blame me always blame mum i have struggled with him your dont know anything so keep your noses out .no he shouldnt take drugs but he,s 18 i cannot be with him 24 hours a day. .most of athersley take drug,s not everybody but a lot all his mates do .yes i should be tougher with him im too soft say what you want im not bothered what you say am not proud of him but he,s my son at least i,ve stood by him i cannot wash my hands off my own son

Reply Posted by bethany teece on Friday August 23 2013 at 13:29
Asif ya all blameing his mum he's 18 n n will do as he pleases so ya can all go judgeing is up bringing but I know his mum as done a good job with all her kids and if you all knew him in person you'd achally no he's a good lad no matter what he does !!!!

Reply Posted by milzi on Friday August 23 2013 at 14:28
Well if you ask me all you victimizing his mum are worse than a bike thief and you want locking up anol peace out!!!

Reply Posted by jeremy kyle on Friday August 23 2013 at 14:57
Wait till you save up for summat that you need and have to use everyday and sum git swipes it.
Yer waint be saying that thief's a gudlad will yer.
Its wrong no matter who the thief/victim is.

Reply Posted by Kate on Friday August 23 2013 at 18:57
Not all Athersley is on drugs
there is a lot of decent folk here
if you teach a child right from wrong from a young age you have good kids
every home should have rules and at 18 if they dont like the rules get their own place .. make him grown up and stop sponging of his mothers

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Friday August 23 2013 at 20:21
And the druggy shows exactly what he,s about .Your a pathetic druggy that has no future other than stealing, robbing and waiting for his benefits to come through so he can buy his next high. The sad thing is ,its just the standards alot of the youth of Barnsley now set themselves today .

Reply Posted by j.kyle on Friday August 23 2013 at 21:12
Hope you have something that you own get pinched. And even tho you have no respect for yourself and others,you owe it to your mother to act your age. 18!!!!! Time to grow up you thief. The bike was not yours. One day you,all be a victim of some sort. See how you like it then. You,ll swear more than you are doing at the moment.

Reply Posted by baz on Saturday August 24 2013 at 10:48
he nicked it end of he been punished

Reply Posted by me on Saturday August 24 2013 at 15:15
Haha and I guess the A.V.N.C stands for av north chavs pmsl...
Tealeaf, druggie rats lot on ya

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 24 2013 at 18:41
Tttt

Reply Posted by lccccc. on Sunday August 25 2013 at 00:20
As if your all having ago at his mum, yeah reece does need to book his ideas up, but his mums obviously going to do anything she can, she aint the bad person:/ reece has done wrong yeah, but having a go at his mum aint going to drill it in his brain is it? Just sayin

Reply Posted by lola on Sunday August 25 2013 at 09:27
The lads mother dunt deserve to have every1 accusing her of not doin a good job, its not easy bringing kids up. U all should be ashamed of yourselfs, she can't be with her son 24hrs a day and r u all forgettin he is 18!! Therefore he is an adult, so instead of u all mouthin bart his mum fink bart that. I don't no the family but I'm disgusted by comments, u all call urself decent barnsley folk well by sounds of it ur on par with the thief. We are barnsley is a site t give our opinions, not abuse people.

Reply Posted by me on Sunday August 25 2013 at 09:28
yeah he has made mistakes and im sure his family and friends are doing there utmost to help him, every place has there thiefs and drug users so dont tarnish the whole of athersley as theifs and druggies, there alot of us that are upstanding citizens and have worked hard for what we have,

Reply Posted by em on Sunday August 25 2013 at 09:59
at the end of the day, the lad is a THIEF. Somebody has gone and EARNED that bike theirself. and the low life has stolen it!

Reply Posted by gary on Sunday August 25 2013 at 10:01
to reece's mum , it's not all your fault love , i've gone through it as well ,,chin up ,,,,to REECE , i don't know you mate just think before you act , saves all this ,,,,good luck to you both

Reply Posted by Kelly jo on Sunday August 25 2013 at 10:32
Should start chopping fingers off for pinching. Makes me sick people cant have anything these days without low lives spoiling it.

Reply Posted by Miss.N on Sunday August 25 2013 at 10:51
A.V.N.C he SHOULD feel ashamed for being a thief! What if someone stole from his family? Would he be happy? No he'd feel like the criminal needs to be punished. Need to see it from all sides lad!

Reply Posted by max on Sunday August 25 2013 at 13:36
He's 18 now but it had to start somewhere. It's not all easy raising kids, and it shouldn't be plain sailing as there are tough rules to apply and stick to, otherwise they end up like this lad, and by the sounds of it he's been like this for some time... "Philip Howard, defending, said Coles had been taking cannabis and ketamine since he was 15". FIFTEEN!!!! He needs a kick up back side n a reality check and tought some self respect, with self respect comes respect for others. sounds like his mum could do with some support too!

Reply Posted by sid black5@hotmail.co.uk on Thursday September 5 2013 at 12:12
all druggies should have their benifits stopped and includes parents who give money to their kids to buy drugs with.i dont pay my taxes to pay for the upkeep of any benifit scroungeing drug addict.

Reply Posted by East Pier on Thursday September 5 2013 at 12:30
Bring back National Service that will sort em out!