Thief in holiday agony

Chesterfield magistrates court.

Chesterfield magistrates court.

A prolific offender who was captured just before he tried to board a plane on a £2,000 family holiday has been jailed for 32 weeks.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how David Turner, 45, of Knowlestone House, Matlock Green, Matlock, had stolen two bottles of booze from Asda in Chesterfield while subject to a suspended prison sentence for a previous offence of stealing three steaks. He also admitted failing to attend a court appointment.

Prosecuting solicitor Sarah Haslam said: “A security guard was looking down an aisle at the store and saw the defendant tugging at something and he was trying to take the security tag off a bottle and was placing it inside his trousers.


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