Career shoplifter has his huge spate of thefts laid bare

This serial shoplifter has finally been put behind bars after carrying out a huge spate of thefts.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how during a two-week period in July of this year Matthew McLees targeted Home Bargains, in Long Eaton, nine times.

The 44-year-old, who lives in the town, also stole twice from Asda during the same month.

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McLees, of Stanley Street, pleaded guilty to all of the thefts and to additional charges of stealing lead from an address in Highfield Street, Long Eaton, on June 8 and for possessing an offensive weapon in Long Eaton on July 23, 2021.

His raft of offences also put him in breach of a suspended sentence, imposed on April 28 for a whopping 19 counts of theft.

He is now off the streets having been jailed for a total of 64 weeks.

The following offenders have also recently been through the same court where they were convicted of the following offences:

John Simpson, 37, of Arnhem Terrace, Spondon, was jailed for 17 weeks and was ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge for causing fear of violence, possession of an offensive weapon – a golf club – and assaulting an emergency worker in Derby on August 27, 2021.

Jason Roberts, 49, of Washbourne Close, Plymouth, was jailed for 12 weeks, and was handed a 12-month restraining order and was ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge for assault in Belper on August 29, 2021.

Nicolette Attenborough, 33, of Burton Road, Derby, was fined £60 and was ordered to pay £310 costs and a £34 victim surcharge for being drunk and disorderly in Normanton Road on June 1.

Philip Hutchinson, 50 of Hartington Street, Normanton, was jailed for 16 weeks and was ordered to pay £80 compensation for stealing £80 of goods from the Esso service station in Chellaston Road, Derby, on May 10, 2021. The offence put him in breach of a suspended sentence, imposed in October 2020, for shoplifting.

Laura Woodford, 44, of Eden Close, Hilton, was fined £345 and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £35 victim surcharge for being drunk and disorderly in Eden Close, Hilton, on August 19, 2021. The offence put her in breach of a suspended sentence, imposed in December 2020, for two counts of drink-driving.

Brett Brentnall, 49, of Nottingham Road, Alfreton, was fined £120 and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge for criminal damage of a car in Alfreton on July 16, 2021.

Michael Peat, 30, of Hodgebeck Close, Alvaston, was jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for a year and was ordered to pay £300 compensation and a £128 victim surcharge for assault occasioning actual bodily harm in Derby on September 7, 2020.

Gurbilhar Rai, 43, of Walbrook Road, Pear Tree, was handed an 18-month community order and was fined £100 and was ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge for sending a message which conveyed a threat for the purposes of causing distress or anxiety in Derby on November 20, 2020 and for assault in Walbrook Road, Pear Tree, on May 11, 2021.

Steven O’Dowd, 47, of Oakleys Road, Long Eaton, was handed a 12-month community order and was fined £40 and was ordered to pay £1,410.33 compensation, £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge for two counts of criminal damages of cars and one count of assault, all in Long Eaton, on July 20, 2021.

Carlie Calladine, 32, of Sanderson Road, Chaddesden, was jailed for six weeks, suspended for a year and was handed an indefinite restraining order for witness intimidation by sending an intimidating Facebook message in Chaddesden, on June 1, 2020.

Martin Palmer, 46, of Green Lane, Derby, was jailed for 20 weeks and was ordered to pay £200 compensation and a £128 victim surcharge for assault in Derby on October 17, 2020.

Justina Matassa, 38, of no fixed address, was jailed for 28 weeks and was ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge for breaching a criminal behaviour order, assault of an emergency worker and criminal damage of a police van, all in Derby, on September 15.

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Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News