18 months for man who stole digger and trailer
A father-of-six who admitted stealing a digger and trailer from a plant hire company has been jailed for 18 months at the Crown Court in Derry.
Samuel Stephen Boyd (47), from Dempsey Park in Ballymoney, stole the two vehicles, valued at £9,000, from the Kilrea Plant Hire Company on June 16 of this year.
Neither has been recovered.
He further admitted taking the digger and trailer into the Republic of Ireland and to driving without insurance, also on June 16 of last year.
Judge Piers Grant said he was aware that Boyd was due to be sentenced for similar offences involving a £21,000 digger theft in Newry Court next month.
As well as being jailed, Boyd was disqualified from driving for 18 months.