Latchford man stole booze from Tesco

Warrington Guardian: Latchford man stole booze from Tesco Latchford man stole booze from Tesco

A MAN with £60 in his pocket has admitted attempting to steal a bottle of booze from Tesco Extra.


John Joseph Stokes, aged 26, of Oxford Street, Latchford, attempted to walk out of the store on Winwick Road on November 1.


He was carrying a bottle of peach schnapps worth £13.


Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday he pulled the security tag off but was stopped at the door by a police officer who was already in the store.


Stokes, who was with two women, tried to claim he had not stolen the booze as he had yet to leave the premises, but was arrested.


The defendant pleaded guilty to theft.


Gary Heaven, defending, said Stokes is on benefits and is the sole carer of his son.


Magistrates sentenced him to a conditional discharge, and to pay a fine.

 

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12:23pm Wed 4 Dec 13

dignified lawman says...

give him the death penalty
give him the death penalty dignified lawman

2:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

richiepooh says...

£13 for peach schnapps! there's a robbery TESCO YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

https://www.aldi.co.
uk/en/product-range/
drinks/spirits/spiri
ts-product-detail/ps
/p/oscars-peach-schn
apps/

£5.49
£13 for peach schnapps! there's a robbery TESCO YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. https://www.aldi.co. uk/en/product-range/ drinks/spirits/spiri ts-product-detail/ps /p/oscars-peach-schn apps/ £5.49 richiepooh

4:41pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Nick Tessla says...

Good to see the Police don't just stop elected representatives have their say in Council Meetings.
Good to see the Police don't just stop elected representatives have their say in Council Meetings. Nick Tessla

7:38pm Wed 4 Dec 13

grey-area says...

I know a few people on benefits and are sole carers. But they don't go shoplifting. So what was the other case for the defence?
I know a few people on benefits and are sole carers. But they don't go shoplifting. So what was the other case for the defence? grey-area

1:30pm Thu 5 Dec 13

old-codger says...

£13 for peach schnapps, That's theft in itself.
£13 for peach schnapps, That's theft in itself. old-codger

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