Preston man handed 16-week community order for interfering with vehicles in Moor Lane

A 47-year-old man has been handed a 16-week community order after admitting to 'interfering' with vehicles in Moor Lane.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 2:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 2:02 pm

Ronald Salthouse, from Moor Lane, attended Preston Magistrates' Court on Monday (August 24) where he faced charges of vehicle interference .

He admitted to the offence, which involved cars parked close to his home in Moor Lane, and he has been issued with a 16-week community order.

He has also been ordered to adhere to a night time curfew.

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Ronald Salthouse, 47, of Moor Lane, Preston has been issued with a 16 week community order with a night time curfew for an offence of vehicle interference in the Moor Lane area. Pic: Lancashire Police

What is 'interference with vehicles'?

A person is guilty of the offence if he "interferes with a motor vehicle or trailer or with anything carried in or on a motor vehicle".

This includes:

(a) Theft of the motor vehicle or trailer or part of it;

(b) Theft of anything carried in or on the motor vehicle or trailer; and

(c) Taking and driving a vehicle away without consent

A person found guilty of the offence can ultimately be imprisoned for up to three months.