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Son stole from mother’s purse

haverfordwest magistratesA HAVERFORDWEST man appeared in front the town’s magistrates on Wednesday to face two charges of theft and a charge of fraud.

Jonathan Howell, aged 20, of St Martins Park, stole ten pound and a bracelet from his mother, Jane Howell and proceeded to sell the bracelet stating that it belonged to him. Howell pleaded guilty to all three charges.

Prosecuting, Mr Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said: “The defendant lives at home with his mother. When she was cleaning his room, she found a Ramsdens receipt for a bracelet. She checked her jewellery and realised that one was missing. She confronted Howells about it and he admitted to it. Luckily, when she went to get the bracelet it was still there and she managed to get it back.

“After being challenged about the bracelet, Howells admitted stealing £10 from his mother’s purse.Mr Pritchard-Jones continued: “Howells made a full admission straight away, which I think he should have credit for. He is currently subject to community order and it is aggravating that these were committed whilst on bail”.

Defence solicitor, Mark Layton said: “It is aggravating that it is regarding a family member. I would suggest supervision for Howells”.

The case was adjourned until December 11 with a request that the Probation Office make a further report on Howells.

Magistrates granted Howells unconditional bail.