Former firefighter jailed for stealing drain covers

Graham Leith Credit: West Mercia Police

A former firefighter has been jailed for 3 and a half years for stealing 185 drain covers from roads.

Graham Leith from Studley in Warwickshire admitted a number of theft charges.

Worcester Crown Court was told Leith stole the drain covers to sell as scrap after he lost his job and became addicted to cannabis.

The judge, Recorder John Steel, said Leith had shown a reckless disregard for public safety.