A CONSTRUCTION worker has appeared in court charged with stealing more than £10,000 worth of bridge supports, before driving them on a JCB to a scrapyard.
David Hoyle, 32, had been working for Bill Boley Ltd, on a building site in Felling, Gateshead, when he is said to have stolen eight steal bridge supports, Sunderland magistrates heard.
He is then said to have driven them along Manor Road, on September 27, on an JCB telehandler to sell them for scrap.
Hoyle, of Waskerley Road, Barmston, Washington, entered no pleas to charges of theft in breach of trust and driving the JCB on a public road while uninsured.
The bench declined jurisdiction and Hoyle was bailed to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on January 20.