A WANTED man who was arrested after he was spotted during a visit to the hairdressers has been jailed.

Cheshire Police had issued a public appeal over the whereabouts of Dale Simpson on Friday, July 24.

Only days later, the 30-year-old was arrested when he was seen at a barbers in the Latchford area.

Warrington Guardian:

Simpson, of Clarke Avenue in Latchford, was brought before Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 29, after being charged with a string of offences.

He admitted theft, 11 counts of fraud and two charges of failing to comply with supervision requirements.

The court heard that the serial offender pinched a debit card from a parked car during an incident in December.

Simpson subsequently used this card to make transactions totalling £84.74 in Greggs, Betfred, a One Stop and a Co-op.

He was then caught using another stolen bank card last month, spending £11.30 on two taxi journeys and £10 in a McColl's store.

These offences breached the terms of his release from a spell in prison in January, while he also failed to attend probation appointments on four occasions.

And Simpson was jailed for 48 weeks by magistrates last week.

He has been handed time behind bars for similar offences on a number of occasions in recent years.

In 2019 alone, the thief was imprisoned on three occasions.

Warrington Guardian:

One came in January, when Simpsons stole a bank card and used it to pay for a taxi he fled the scene of the crime in.

After his release, he stole a TV from the Patten Arms Hotel in the town centre.

And the defendant was back in court in September after stealing bank cards from cars and using them to buy food from McDonald’s.