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SOAP THEFT

A MAN has been jailed for 12 weeks for steal­ing soap pow­der.

Ash­ley Whit­taker, 41, stole five boxes of Bold soap pow­der worth £14.95 from B&M Bar­gains in Mac­cles­field on Au­gust 3. The theft took place only two days af­ter he had been given sus­pended prison sen­tence for another shoplift­ing of­fence.

Whit­taker, of no fixed abode, ad­mit­ted shoplift­ing.

He told po­lice he wanted to sell the items to get food.

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