Swinton man’s 50-week prison sentence


A Swinton man has been handed a prison sentence of almost a year by magistrates in Barnsley.

Steven Law, of Hatherley Road in Swinton, Rotherham, admitted two charges of burglary at court on October 22.

The 32-year-old was arrested and charged on October 8 this year.

Law admitted the theft of a motorcycle from an industrial unit in Wombwell Lane, Stairfoot, Barnsley on August 11; and the theft of power tools from a shed in Bank End Close, Bolton-on-Dearne on July 26.

He received 20 weeks’ imprisonment for each of the burglary charges, and had a previous suspended sentence of 10 weeks reactivated, giving a total prison sentence of 50 weeks.