A MAN has been sentenced for nine months after he was caught selling stolen goods when his bid for escape - on a push bike - failed.

Police apprehended the suspect yesterday in Cudworth and arrested him after he attempted to flee on bike.

The man appeared before Barnsley Magistrate's Court today and was sentenced to nine months.

Inspector Julie Mitchell (@BAInspector) tweeted: "The getaway vehicle wasn't his only failing. He was also caught on CCTV stealing the goods from a local shop."