Teenager chased by police is jailed after catalogue of crime

A TEENAGER has been jailed after admitting a catalogue of offences, including carrying a razor in Halifax town centre.

Liam Town, 19, from Leeds, was jailed for 17 weeks for ten different offences.

Town was arrested on July 28 and officers found him with a cut throat razor and four plastic bags of class B drug, m-cat.

He had initially appeared in court charged with taking an unknown amount of alcohol from Bar Fusion on Silver Street, Halifax.

But Town asked magistrates to take into account seven existing matters, including taking £600 of alcohol from the Old Post Office on Winding Road, Halifax, a theft from a McCalls store, shoplifting and burglary.

He also admitted fraud and attempted fraud.

Prosecutor Vanessa Schofield told Calderdale Magistrates’ Court that Town and a friend had been drinking in Bar Rouge on May 12 when they spotted a door to the adjoining club was open around 1.30am.

“They were seen selecting several bottles of spirits and beers from behind the bar and attempting to open the till.

“They took a number of crates to the bottom of the stairs of Fusion which leads to Central Street and were seen piling them up and distributing them to a number of people,” said Mrs Schofield.

When Town was interviewed on July 29 he admitted the offence.

A day earlier he was caught by officers after a chase through Halifax town centre.

When they found him hiding in a doorway he was found with a cut- throat razor.

Julie Brimble, representing Town, said: “It’s clear that a large number of other people were involved in that offence.

“They’d gone out for a drink in Bar Rouge and had no intention of committing any offence but spotted the door open.

“It seems a very unsophisticated incident,” said Mrs Brimble.

The court was told some of the matters were committed while he was subject to a community order of 150 unpaid work for breaking into the Pump Room pub, Halifax.

Town, who appeared by videolink, was remanded in custody where he will serve his 17 week sentence.