Serial milk thief found with a large quantity of stolen bottles in his boot in Northamptonshire will pay back victims and write letter of apology

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A teenage milk thief who admitted stealing a large quantity of milk from two Northamptonshire villages was caught after officers found dozens of bottles in his boot.

Villagers living in Earls Barton and Great Doddington reports a series of milk thefts to police during the last month.

Officers from Northamptonshire Police were told by residents that milk had been taken from doorsteps and in one case a 70 pint delivery was stolen from an infant school.

Following investigations, officers pulled over a car in Earls Barton at 2.50am on Sunday, February 1 and a large quantity of milk was found in the boot of the vehicle.

An 18-year-old man from Earls Barton was subsequently interviewed and admitted to carrying out seven thefts.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Following consultation with his victims, he has been dealt with through a Community Resolution Disposal and has agreed to write letters of apology to his victims and pay for their stolen milk.”