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‘I stole woman’s dog food but I don’t have a dog – it was stupid’

02 March 2024
‘I stole woman’s dog food but I don’t have a dog – it was stupid’

A homeless thief stole a large bag of dog food and a box of canine treats from a woman’s porch despite not owning a dog himself.

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Weed-smoking serial shoplifter arrived at court puffing on joint

02 March 2024
Weed-smoking serial shoplifter arrived at court puffing on joint

A prolific thief turned up at court puffing on a joint, urinated up the side of the building and then entered the dock while still on his phone.

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Mum who threatened cop with knife banned from every Co-op

02 March 2024
Mum who threatened cop with knife banned from every Co-op

A mum who had been harassing her children’s relatives for months, assaulted a shop worker and threatened to stab a policeman when he went to her aid.

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The criminals locked up in February

29 February 2024
The criminals locked up in February

Here's just some of the robbers, killers, paedophiles, thieves, dealers and thugs who were jailed this month.

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Football fan must pay player £200 after racist gesture at Gills game

28 February 2024
Football fan must pay player £200 after racist gesture at Gills game

A football fan with learning difficulties who made monkey gestures to a player at a Gills match must pay him £200 in compensation.

Scrap metal dealer caught on camera thieving bin of shavings

28 February 2024
Scrap metal dealer caught on camera thieving bin of shavings

A scrap metal dealer has been ordered to pay a firm hundreds of pounds in compensation after being caught helping himself.

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‘I asked them to keep the noise down and was beaten up’

27 February 2024
‘I asked them to keep the noise down and was beaten up’

A request to keep the noise down by a father-of-two living in a block of flats led to him being attacked in his own home.

‘I took cocaine for first time on stag do and now I’ll lose my £46k-a-year job’

26 February 2024
‘I took cocaine for first time on stag do and now I’ll lose my £46k-a-year job’

A motorist who snorted cocaine on a stag do cried when he realised he would lose his job as he was banned from driving.

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Man stole crate of Prime from Asda after ‘worst day of my life’

24 February 2024
Man stole crate of Prime from Asda after ‘worst day of my life’

A man said he stole a crate of energy drinks from a supermarket after suffering “the worst day of my life”.

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Drink driver got car wedged on bollard

24 February 2024
Drink driver got car wedged on bollard

A drink driver who got her car wedged on a bollard is set to be banned for several years after being found to be almost three times the legal limit.

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Drunk driver on new-build estate with flat tyre told officer: ‘I’ll drop you’

23 February 2024
Drunk driver on new-build estate with flat tyre told officer: ‘I’ll drop you’

A drunk thug spotted driving through a new-build estate with a flat tyre threatened to “drop” a police officer before being wrestled to the ground.

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Scout leader downloaded indecent images of children

22 February 2024
Scout leader downloaded indecent images of children

A former Scout leader whose laptop was seized by police in a raid on his home has admitted looking at indecent images of children.

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Man told police: ‘I’ve smoked weed since I was 12 and I’ll never stop’

18 February 2024
Man told police: ‘I’ve smoked weed since I was 12 and I’ll never stop’

A man stopped by police in a park because he smelt of cannabis told the officers nothing would stop him from smoking the drug.

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Woman stole from Aldi and M&S in ‘out of character’ spree

18 February 2024
Woman stole from Aldi and M&S in ‘out of character’ spree

A thief who stole alcohol from Aldi, Londis and an Esso garage has now given up drinking, a court heard

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Woman bit PC after hurling drunken abuse in family pub

17 February 2024
Woman bit PC after hurling drunken abuse in family pub

A drunk woman bit and kicked a police officer after she was arrested for hurling abuse at customers in a pub restaurant.

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Man living in woods committed first ever crime out of desperation

17 February 2024
Man living in woods committed first ever crime out of desperation

A young man living in the woods without a tent or sleeping bag turned to crime for the first time during a “horrific few months” in his life.

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Drink-driver’s breath test reading ‘off the scale’ after near-miss

10 February 2024
Drink-driver’s breath test reading ‘off the scale’ after near-miss

A driver who was given a breath test after a near-miss collision had an alcohol reading more than four times the legal limit.

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Driver who sped off from police was over drug-drive limit

07 February 2024
Driver who sped off from police was over drug-drive limit

A motorist who sped off from police when they spotted him behind the wheel was found to be drug driving and also had no insurance.

Uni graduate who crashed car into homes was fleeing abusive ex

07 February 2024
Uni graduate who crashed car into homes was fleeing abusive ex

A 23-year-old woman who failed to stop for police and crashed her car into the front of two homes was fleeing an abusive ex, a court has heard.

Binge-drinking racist came on to taxi driver - then claimed he’d been kidnapped

05 February 2024
Binge-drinking racist came on to taxi driver - then claimed he’d been kidnapped

A drunken menace who racially abused a taxi driver and a police officer also smashed a railway station window after missing the last train home.

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