Shoplifter jailed for theft spree

A prolific Peterborough shoplifter has been jailed after stealing from three shops less than a month after she was released from prison.

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 2:00 pm
Peterborough Magistrates' Court

Michelle Blades (36) of Hallaton Road, Dogsthorpe, was released from jail on October 1 - but stole from the Co-op on October 21, Boots on October 24 and The Range on October 29.

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On Wednesday she pleaded guilty to three counts of shoplifting at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told she had been recalled to prison as a result of the offences, and was due for release on November 14. But Magistrate Peter Waterfield jailed her for 20 weeks - with the new sentence starting on her previously scheduled release date.

She will also have to pay compensation of £50 to both Boots and the Co-op. The goods she took from The Range were recovered.