Prolific shoplifter behind bars

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A prolific Ilkeston shoplifter has been jailed just weeks after being released from prison.

Luke Meads, 33, of Bridge Street was released from jail at the start of July. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court last week for stealing from Boots in Bath Street and for breaching an anti social behaviour order.

He pleaded guilty and was jailed for a total of 44 weeks.

Meads breached the asbo by going into the Co-op on July 24. In January he was banned from entering any shops from which he has previously been excluded from.

Inspector Nick Daines from Ilkeston police said: “It’s a great shame that Mr Meads can’t learn his lesson but perhaps he will understand that we will not forget about his asbo and will enforce it where we can.

“We are delighted that the court have given a strong sentence and it’s a sign to him that if he even enters a premises he is banned from he will be dealt with severely.”