Man jailed for number of thefts

Christopher Lees.
Christopher Lees.

A man has been jailed for 20 weeks after pleading guilty to a number of thefts in the Amber Valley and Derby areas.

Christopher James Lees, 35, of Chapel Street, Kilburn, appeared at Derby Magistrates Court on Friday, April 21 charged with stealing fuel from petrol stations in Swanwick, Derby and Eggington, shoplifting from stores in Denby, Ripley and Derby, and failing to appear at court and answer police bail.

The offences all took place between Saturday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 29.

He also faced one charge of going equipped to steal after he was stopped by police in Nottingham on Sunday, March 12.

Magistrates sentenced Lees to serve a consecutive sentence of 12 weeks in prison for the offence in Nottingham and for failing to appear at court and answer police bail, and an eight week consecutive sentence for the theft of meat from a store in Derby.

He was also sentenced to serve four weeks concurrently for each of the other charges.