Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -


A THIEF has been jailed for steal­ing a coat just days af­ter be­ing given a suspended pri­son sen­tence.

Jonathan Paul Stephen­son, 36, of Ken­dal Road, Macclesfield walked free from court on Jan­uary 9 af­ter ad­mit­ting steal­ing from four town cen­tre shops.

He was sen­tenced to eight weeks in pri­son suspended for a year and given an elec­tronic tag ban­ning him from leav­ing his home at night.

But on Jan­uary 25 he walked into Mil­lets on Mill Street and stole a Berghaus jacket worth £70.

He ad­mit­ted the of­fence at South Cheshire mag­is­trates court on Jan­uary 26 and was jailed for 10 weeks.

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