Brighton waxed jacket thief sentenced

Posted On 20 Mar 2017 at 11:45 pm

A waxed jacket thief from Brighton has been given a community sentence by magistrates after he admitted stealing items worth almost £500.

James Hughes, 56, of Newick Road, Moulsecoomb, pleaded guilty to theft. He stole three Barbour jackets from family-run Hansfords Men’s Clothing, in South Street, Chichester, in July last year.

At Worthing Magistrates’ Court the bench ordered Hughes to pay £477 in compensation. He was also ordered to pay £85 towards the prosecution costs and an £85 victim surcharge, making £647 in total.

As part of his community sentence, the court imposed a “rehabilitation activity requirement” for up to 10 days.

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