Arrest warrant issued after South Shields man misses court date



A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of a man who failed to show up for a court date.

Scott Duncan was due at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday to answer a charge of shop theft.

The 20-year-old, of Longstaff Gardens in Simonside, South Shields, is accused of stealing £15 worth of food from Sainsbury’s in South Shields on Sunday, March 9. He is yet to enter pleas.

Magistrates agreed to issue a warrant without bail for his arrest after he failed to attend the hearing.


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