A THIEF who stole a wooden crate from a Co-Op shop and tried to break into a BMW has been handed a community order.

Nathan Sigley, aged 20, first stole the crate from the supermarket chain’s Ludlow shop on March 16 this year.

Three days later, he tried to break into a BMW 3 Series in Ludlow with the intention to steal the car or something in it.

Sigley, of Foldgate Lane, was handed a 12-month community order with up to 20 days of rehabilitation activities when he appeared before Kidderminster magistrates two days later.

He had pleaded guilty to one count of theft from a shop and one count of motor vehicle interference, and these guilty pleas were taken into account by magistrates when imposing the sentence.

He had been detained in the courthouse and this detention was deemed served by reason of time already spent in custody.

He must also pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £135.