Jail after order breach

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A persistent offender has been sent to jail after breaching his community order.

Luk Meads, 32, of Bridge Street, was handed a 12 month sentence at Derby Crown Court after he failed to carry out unpaid work and attend a hearing about breaching his community order.

As reported in last week’s Advertiser, Meads was subject to an ASBO preventing him from visiting some retail premises in Ilkeston after he admitted to a spate of thefts from local shops.

Insp Nick Daines of Ilkeston police station said: “When the courts passed the ASBO it was because they were satisfied that Mr Meads was a persistent threat.
“In sentencing him at the start of January they decided to give him a further opportunity, he has now thrown that opportunity away and as a result he is reaping the consequences.

“Retailers in Ilkeston can now be more sure of the safety of their stock.”