A GRANDAD from Wrexham has been jailed but he will be out in time for Christmas dinner with his family.

Peter Thomas Roberts, 52, of Y Wern in Caia Park, was arrested by police following reports of a man acting suspiciously on the driveway of a house at 4am on Wednesday.

Roberts matched the description given and he was found to have a pair of gloves, pliers, a gold bracelet and a torch.

He claimed to have found the pliers and the bracelet but accepted taking them - theft by finding - when they did not belong to him.

Solicitor Christie Ankers-Phillips, defending, told North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold that her client, who appeared from custody, had an argument with his partner and went out for a walk.

He came across the pliers on a fence by a building site and later picked up the bracelet.

Roberts believed it might have value and had planned to take it home and ask his daughter to put it on social media to see if the owner could be traced.

“He did not realise he was doing anything wrong. He thought they were abandoned,” Miss Ankers-Phillips said.

She said Roberts and his partner had two children and five grandchildren and he had been hoping that they would all gather around for a nice Christmas meal.

But the theft which he admitted put him in breach of a previously suspended sentence.

Magistrates jailed him for four weeks and imposed two weeks of the suspended sentence, to be served concurrently.

He was told that meant a four week prison sentence and that he would serve half.

Roberts must also pay a £116 surcharge.