Man banned from Sunderland shops

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A SUNDERLAND man has appeared in court charged with stealing batteries and a camera.

Ian Blenkinsop, 39, of Gilhurst Grange, Millfield, is alleged to have stolen the £99 car camera from Maplins in Sunderland City Centre, and Duracell batteries valued at £103.74 from a branch of Poundstretcher.

Both of the offences are alleged to have taken place on Saturday, December 13.

Sunderland Magistrates adjourned the case until January 6, next year.

Blenkinsop was bailed on condition that he stays out of Sunderland City Centre, and does not enter any branch of Maplins or Poundstretcher.