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.