Northampton shoplifter fails to make clean getaway after stealing...WASHING POWDER

Magistrates sentence him to 14 weeks for thefts from town centre stores

Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:49 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:52 am

A serial shoplifter landed in jail for 14 weeks after stealing £40-worth of washing powder from a Northampton store.

John Anthony Shaw, aged 37, admitted taking Lenor, Bold and Ariel cleaning products to the value of £42.89 from Savers in Gold Street on May 9.

Shaw, of Kingsley Road in the town, also pleaded guilty to taking more than £400 in goods from Morrison’s supermarket in Victoria Promenade during April.

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Two shoplifters wound up in Northampton Magistrates Court after stealing £40-worth of washing powder

Northampton magistrates sentenced him to seven weeks for each offence after hearing he had been jailed for a similar offence — stealing four bottles of Vodka from Lidl — in October last year and was subject to a post-sentence supervision order.

Sarah McCann, aged 33, of Campbell Street, Northampton, was given two seven-week sentences suspended for 18 months for stealing from Savers and from Morrison.

According to court documents, magistrates ruled their only option was a custodial sentence but suspended to allow support from probation services to continue.

Both were ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £128 and £85 prosecution costs.