Pro­lific thief is sent to prison

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

A PRO­LIFIC thief who tar­geted a sa­lon and con­ve­nience store in a four-day spree has been jailed.

Kristo­pher John Mur­phy bur­gled the Hair and Faces sa­lon on Bank Street in Ac­cring­ton on July 20 and stole coins and a hair straight­ener worth £260.

He also stole fairy liq­uid and jars of cof­fee from the Spar store on Burn­ley Road in Ac­cring­ton on July 17 and July 20 worth a to­tal of £34.

Mur­phy, of Welling­ton Street, Ac­cring­ton, pleaded guilty at Black­burn Mag­is­trates Court to bur­glary and two counts of theft.

He was jailed for a to­tal of 18 weeks be­cause of his ‘very bad record’, drug habit and tar­get­ing of the same premises.

The Ob­server re­ported in March this year how Mur­phy was jailed for 16 months af­ter tar­get­ing nine Ac­cring­ton town cen­tre shops.

He raided four beauty sa­lons, three su­per­mar­kets, Boots and a fur­ni­ture store in just eight days, caus­ing more than £2,300 in dam­age and steal­ing £380 in cash.

Judge Bev­er­ley Lunt de­scribed drug ad­dict Mur­phy as a ‘petty crim­i­nal’ adding: “He’s done just about ev­ery­thing.

“He’s what we would prob­a­bly de­scribe as a to­tal nui­sance.”

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Kristo­pher John Mur­phy was de­scribed as ‘a to­tal nui­sance’

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