Thief snatched £70 of DVDs in raid on library

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A MAN who raided a South Tyneside library was brought to book by magistrates.

Christopher Brooks stole £70 worth of DVDs from Central Library, in Prince Georg Square, South Shields, between Tuesday, December 9, and Saturday, December 13 last year.

The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of theft when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

Brooks, of Beach Road, South Shields, also admitted two charges of possession of Class B drugs at the court.

Both offences – one count of possessing amphetamine and a further count of possessing cannabis – took place in South Shields on December 23

Brooks was given no separate penalty by magistrates for the double drug charge.