Unpaid work

A MAN who committed a spate of break-ins at allotments across East Yorkshire last summer has been ordered to complete unpaid work.

Mark Richard Ferriby, of Colescliffe Road, Scarborough said he was “keen to give something back” after being given a 12 month community order with 120 hours unpaid work at a hearing at Bridlington Magistrates Court last Wednesday.

Ferriby, 48, had broken into six sheds at allotments in Bridlington, Driffield, and Pocklington between June and August last year.

At an earlier hearing Ferriby had pleaded guilty to five charges of burglary, which included the theft of gardening tools and equipment. He admitted burgling sheds on allotments in Bridlington; one at Bessingby Road between June 5 and 7 and one at Mill Lane between June 23 and 26, as well as one shed at Driffield’s allotments at Spellowgate, between May 31 and June 3 2011. Ferriby also admitted to stealing from sheds at allotments on the Mile, Pocklington, the first between July 15 and 18 and then two more between August 3 and 6 last year. Ferriby was also ordered to pay £85 court costs.