South Shields gin thief with 'flagrant disregard for court orders' is jailed
A thief caught stealing gin from a supermarket has been jailed.
Jordan Lee Martin is beginning four months behind bars for a combination of the alcohol theft and a second shoplifting offence a month later.
He was imprisoned at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court “because the defendant has a flagrant disregard for court orders” and “because the offence was aggravated by the defendant’s previous record of offending”.
Martin, 25, of Priestley Court, South Shields, was jailed for eight weeks after admitting stealing the bottles of gin, which were worth £40 in total, from Tesco’s Simonside store on May 12.
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He received another eight-week sentence at the same hearing after also pleading guilty to stealing 10 packs of razor blades, worth £200 altogether, from Sainsbury’s, in Prince Edward Road, South Shields, on June 11.
The court ordered Martin to pay the stores £240 compensation at a rate of £20 per month from the beginning of September.