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Man charged with stealing barrister's phone during case

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Phone theft is never a good idea but in a court room?
Phone theft is never a good idea but in a court room?

A man has been charged with stealing the mobile phone belonging to his barrister during a court appearance.

Bobby Heath is alleged to have swiped the phone during an appearance in court on May 1.

Heath was appearing at Bexley Magistrates' Court in relation to charges of possession of cannabis and driving without insurance, to which he was pleading guilty.

He was hit with a fine of £165 (€222) and he had to pay costs of £170 (€230) but it seems the brief court appearance will also cost him another court appearance.

Heath will now be back in court, on June 2, on the theft charge.