Dairy raider is jailed

Macclesfield Express - - HALLOWEEN COSTUMES -

A PRO­LIFIC crim­i­nal has been jailed for break­ing into a dairy.

Brian An­thony Leonard, 39, en­tered Smith’s Dairies in Mac­cles­field on Septem­ber 29 as a tres­passer. While inside he stole dairy prod­ucts worth £161, a court heard.

At Crewe mag­is­trates’ court, Leonard, of Ren­frew Close, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted bur­glary.

The of­fence put him in breach of three sep­a­rate court or­ders each con­cern­ing su­per­vi­sion re­quire­ments about his re­lease from prison. He was jailed for 18 weeks.

Leonard has 66 con­vic­tions for 142 of­fences in­clud­ing ‘many for bur­glary’, court doc­u­ments show. Sen­tenc­ing, the bench of mag­is­trates, chaired by Philip Carr, said only cus­tody was jus­ti­fied or is vi­able in all the cir­cum­stances and they ‘would be re­miss in their duty to do any­thing else’.

Leonard was or­dered to pay Smith’s Dairies £100 in com­pen­sa­tion. The com­pany was un­avail­able for com­ment as the Ex­press went to press.

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