'New leaf' serial thief walks free from court



A serial shoplifter - with over 100 convictions - walked free from court after telling magistrates he has turned over a new leaf.
Thomas Bingham, who has 111 previous convictions for theft, has not offended for six months, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.
Bingham, 49, of Marshall Wallis Road, South Shields, had admitted theft at an earlier hearing after stealing jars of coffee.
At his previous appearance, sentence was deferred for six months.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, told the court: “His total number of previous offences is 175.
“The last offence was stealing five jars of... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 36
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