Prolific thief locked up; Youth's crime record "abysmal" court told.
A PROLIFIC offender who was notorious as one of Middlesbrough's youngest Asbo recipients is behind bars yet again.
Dale Anthony Carter, whose own barrister labelled his record as "abysmal", joined another man, to take a PS2,000 motorbike belonging to a Teesside University student.
The red Honda bike was stolen from outside the Parkside Halls of Residence in Park Road North, Middlesbrough.
It was not recovered, leaving the student PS2,000 out of pocket, which the young victim said was a massive drain on his finances, Teesside Magistrates' Court was told.
Carter, who received an Asbo when he was just 13, also tried to steal a PS1,850 silver Yamaha motorbike, on the same day, December 18.
Carter, who appeared before magistrates on Friday, is no stranger to the courts, having appeared there since he was a youth.
In 2005, the Gazette reported how the then schoolboy was given an anti-social behaviour order for two years, pictured above right.
Aged just 13, he became the youngest in Middlesbrough to be handed an Asbo. Middlesbrough Council applied for the order after Carter terrorised the Pallister Park estate.
But he repeatedly breached the Asbo and even his own mother, Julie Carter, called for him to be locked up.
In August 2010, Carter was locked up for the fifth consecutive year when he was sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institution for his part in the theft of a motorcycle.
Just weeks ago, in September, he was sent to custody for 26 weeks for assault and theft.
On Friday Carter made his latest court appearance - and was returned to custody.
He had admitted the theft of one motorbike and the attempted theft of another. He was also in breach of two conditional discharges. Carter, 20, of Linmoor Avenue, Middlesbrough, was put behind bars for a total of 44 weeks and ordered to pay PS1,250 in compensation.
Andrew Teate, mitigating, conceded that Carter had an "abysmal" record but said the defendant was entitled to credit for his guilty pleas.
He urged District Judge Kristina Harrison to keep the sentence as short as possible.
The district judge said the offences were so serious only a custodial sentence was appropriate, adding she saw "absolutely no reason" why Carter shouldn't pay compensation.
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|Publication:||Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)|
|Date:||Jan 2, 2013|
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