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Lamb jailed after stealing meat from Arnold store


A prolific thief has been jailed after stealing meat from a store in Arnold.

Justin Lamb, 23, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to five recent theft offences.

Lamb was wanted by police for stealing meat from a store on Coppice Road on January 4.

He also stole large amounts of food from a supermarket in Ashgate Road, Hucknall, on 11 and 13 January this year.

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PICTURED: Nottingham Magistrates’ Court (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

Lamb also took a mobile phone from a parked car in Hucknall on January 12.

After admitting to the offences, he was jailed for 20 weeks. He was also made the subject of the Criminal Behaviour Order which will ban him from entering Hucknall for a period of two years.

The order was secured by police as a result of Lamb’s multiple previous thefts in the local area.

He was identified by officers and arrested at his home in Broomhill Road, Hucknall, just 24 hours before his sentence on Tuesday.

Arrested alongside him was 33-year-old Luke Monte who was caught on camera with Lamb stealing from the shop in Arnold on 4 January.

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Monte, also of Broomhill Road, pleaded guilty to that theft, and also to stealing a pair of jogging bottoms from a sports shop in Netherfield on 17 December.

He was handed a four-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, and ordered to complete a 12-month drug rehabilitation programme.

He was also instructed to pay compensation of £105 and costs of £50.

Inspector Jon Hewitt, district commander for Ashfield, said: “Shop thefts of this nature are a blight on the whole community and won’t be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police.

“These kinds of offences bring significant costs to businesses, cause great upset to shop staff and can put prices up for all of us.

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“If people are stealing to fund addictions, then we will work with our partners to ensure they get the help they need, but they should be under no illusion that they will be severely punished.

“Repeat offenders may also be targeted by Criminal Behaviour Orders, which tightly restrict what they can do and where.

“Any breaches of these orders will likely lead to an immediate return to prison. These are a very effective tools for us and we are currently working to secure more of them.

“Hucknall is a great place to live and work and we are working hard to keep it that way.”

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  1. Desgusting. How dare he steal from the shops in our town and these poor shopkeepers have to suffer who are making our wonderful town what it is the capital of gedling. Do NOT come back here as you will not be welcomd. Arnold is our capital our London and these peeple should REMEMBER


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