Shoplifter jailed for string of offences

Date: Friday 26th May 2017

A PENRITH shoplifter has been jailed for a string of offences which were committed while he was subject to a suspended prison sentence.

Andrew William John Dunne (26), Skiddaw View, pleaded guilty to a range of charges when he appeared at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

He admitted that on 3rd May he stole Gillette Fusion Power razor blades, worth £12.10, from Boots; hair gel and razors, worth £9.98, from Superdrug; and two wine glasses, worth £37.98, from Hallmark; with all the crimes committed in Penrith.

Dunne also admitted breaching the suspended sentence which was imposed by Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on 28th March for driving while disqualified, with no insurance and no MoT certificate in Ullswater Road on 16th March.

The court heard the original sentence was 60 days’ imprisonment which was suspended for a period of 12 months.

Magistrates imposed a prison sentence of 88 days as well as an additional 14 days for non-payment of fines totalling £705.

It was felt that the theft offences were so serious because they were part of a spree of offending, because of Dunne’s previous record and because they were committed during the term of a suspended sentence.

The Bench granted Dunne additional time to pay the fines and imposed a £115 victim surcharge.