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Man jailed for stealing socks from Poundland
7:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A MAN has been jailed after stealing socks from Poundland.
Damien Wisedale, aged 33, of Leicester Street, stole the socks from the town centre bargain store on Sunday, August 11.
Halton Magistrates Court heard on Monday how Wisedale stuffed six packets of socks, worth £1 each, down his trousers.
He also went to Boots in the Golden Square on the same afternoon, stealing a set of Olay moisturiser.
Staff saw him conceal the beauty product down his trousers and called police.
John Banasko, defending, said: “He has little or no recollection of what happened on Sunday “He wasn’t fit to be interviewed by police at 10pm on Sunday night.
“I don’t know why he took the socks but I guess in his drunken state he just grabbed something.”
The defendant was jailed by Magistrates as the offence breached a suspended sentence imposed in June for section 39 assault.
Wisedale had last appeared in court on August 7, again charged with theft.
On that occasion Magistrates decided not to enforce the eight week suspended sentence, issuing a community penalty to allow him another chance.
But on Monday - a week later - he was back in court.
Wisedale was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for the activated suspended sentence, four weeks consecutive for breaching a suspended sentence, and four weeks concurrent for theft, meaning a total jail term of 12 weeks.
No sentence was imposed for a charge of drunk and disorderly from July 10.
The convictions are the latest in a long line of offending for Wisedale.
In November 2005 he served as lookout while a gang ransacked the home of a single mum in Widnes.
He refused to name his co-defendants and was given a two year community order.
In November 2002, he was sentenced to 16 months in a Young Offender’s Institute after stealing tracksuits worth £250 from a stall in Warrington Market.
Wisdale committed that offence four weeks after being released from a YOI following a robbery conviction in 2000.
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