TWO men have been jailed for stealing bicycles worth £300 each.

David Ashbery, aged 37, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft when he appeared before Kidderminster magistrates on Friday, October 18.

This included two pedal cycles to the value of £600, both of which were stolen from the Droitwich area on October 11.

The other thefts included children's toys, which were stolen from Tesco in Kidderminster, and perfume sets from B&M Bargains in Droitwich.

Paul Ashbery, aged 42, of no fixed abode, also admitted stealing two bicycles on the same date.

Both were the subject to a conditional discharge when they committed the crimes.

David Ashbery was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison and Paul Ashbery was jailed for 10 weeks.

Magistrates emphasised the pre-planning and joint enterprise involved in the bicycle thefts and said the pair's crimes were made more serious by their record of dishonesty and offending while subject to court orders.