A man has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of stealing meat.
Andrew Brown, of Henry Taunt Close in Headington, was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of shoplifting at Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday (November 21).
The first incident happened at the London Road Co-op at 5.30pm on October 27.
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Brown bagged £76 worth of steaks and fled after being challenged by a member of staff.
Following this, at 2 p.m. on November 7, Brown stole meat, sweets and a basket worth £84 from Sainsbury’s in London Road.
Brown was charged on Sunday (November 20).
PC Jon Kelly, based at St Aldate Police Station, said: ‘This conviction and sentencing demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will take shoplifting offenses seriously.
“I encourage any victim to report such offenses to the police by calling 101 or through our website, or by calling 999 in an emergency.”
This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.
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