Suspended sentence for Southend shoplifter

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A shoplifter has received a suspended prison sentence and been banned from entering certain shops in Southend and Benfleet for three years.

Tommy Collinson, 35, of York Road, Southend, appeared for sentence at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Friday April 14.

He admitted theft from a shop on Thursday March 23.

The court heard Collinson had stolen two joints of lamb and two bottles of laundry detergent, valued at £51.98, from Farm Foods on the Greyhound trading estate in Southend.

He did so while under the conditions of a prior suspended sentence, but magistrates chose to impose a further four-week suspended jail sentence and a £154 victim surcharge.

Under the terms of a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order, Collinson must not enter the following shops in Southend: Farm Foods and Matalan, in Greyhound Retail Park, Co-op, in Sutton Road, Iceland’s, in York Road, and Tesco Express, in South Church Road.

He was also banned from two Co-op stores in Westcliff, in Hamlet Court Road and London Road, and a BP store, in London Road, Benfleet.

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