Ashington thief armed with a knife stole electric scooter from rider in Walker

A thief armed with a knife stole an electric scooter from a rider simply hours after being launched for aggressively confronting a police officer on the identical spot.

A PC noticed a Jaguar pushed by Anthony Bellerby driving erratically in Walker, Newcastle, in the early hours of the morning.

But when he activated his blue lights, Bellerby ran in direction of the police automobile, banged on the window, shouted aggressively and tried to stop the officer getting out, telling him “you’ll do f*** all and f*** off”.

Having been arrested after which launched, later that very same day Bellerby got here out of Church Walk House, Walker, with a knife in his hand, approached a man sitting on a scooter and advised him “I’m f****** taking that”.

He then grabbed the keys and rode off on the £600 machine, which the proprietor by no means noticed once more.

Now Bellerby, 38, from Ashington, Northumberland, who has 151 earlier convictions, together with 56 for theft or related, has been jailed for 40 months at Newcastle Crown Court.

His newest offending started at 2.25am on July 16 final yr when he was noticed on Hexham Avenue, Walker, in the Jaguar.

Elizabeth Muir, prosecuting, mentioned: “The automobile got here to a cease in the automobile park of Church Walk House and the police automobile activated its blue lights.

“The defendant acquired out and ran in direction of the police car and began banging on the motive force’s window.

“He was placing the window with drive and shouting ‘what the f*** do you suppose you might be doing, get out of the f****** automobile’.

“The PC tried to get out however the defendant pushed the automobile door shut and leaned towards it with his physique weight.”

The officer managed to kick the door open and was confronted by Bellerby shouting “you’ll do f*** all and f*** off”.

He subdued him with an incapacitant spray and he was arrested and located to be in possession of cocaine.

Having been launched from custody, he went on to steal the scooter at round 6.10pm after popping out of Church Walk House.

The sufferer noticed Bellerby watching him and tried to keep away from his gaze by his cellphone however he was decided to take the scooter and the sufferer seen he was carrying a knife.

He was recognized on CCTV by the identical officer he had clashed with earlier in the day.

Bellerby, of Fairways, Sandy Bay Caravan Park, Ashington, who was already on a suspended jail sentence for battery and stalking, pleaded responsible to a public order act offence and possessing cocaine in relation to the primary offence. He was initially charged with theft of the scooter however admitted theft and possessing a bladed article.

David Comb, defending, mentioned he had already served ten months in jail on remand in lockdown circumstances.



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