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Man charged with stealing his own barrister's phone in court

PUBLISHED: 10:53 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:53 06 May 2015

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Bobby Heath is charged with swiping the phone at Bexley Magistrates' Court

A criminal has been charged with stealing his barrister’s mobile phone during an appearance at Bexley Magistrates’ Court.

Bobby Heath, 25, was in court last Friday on charges of possessing cannabis and driving without insurance – and is alleged to have taken the phone during the case.

Heath, of Simnel Road, Lee, admitted both offences and was ordered to pay a £165 fine, £150 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. He was also given six points on his driving licence.

Charges of driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without a licence and riding a motorcycle without protective headgear were dropped.

He was bailed to reappear at court on Tuesday, June 2 on the new charge.

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