Prolific shoplifter put behind bars after breaching suspended sentence following string of shoplifting offences in Peterlee

A shoplifter in Peterlee has been jailed following a further shoplifting spree after he was given an 18-week suspended sentence in July.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 10:52 am
Daniel Hart has been sentenced to 18 weeks imprisonment.

Daniel Hart, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Thursday, September 2 after breaching his suspended sentence following a further shoplifting spree.

The 28-year-old was given an 18-week suspended sentence in July this year following a string of shoplifting offences in the Peterlee area.

His latest shoplifting spree including taking four packets of razor blades from an Asda store.

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Hart was charged with the offence and appeared at Peterlee Magistrates Court on Friday, September 3 where he was sentenced to 18 weeks imprisonment.

Chief Inspector Emma Kay said afterwards: “Hart is a repeat offender and a significant nuisance to shops and businesses in the area.

“I hope that this stretch behind bars will give him an opportunity to reconsider his actions and have a positive change in behaviour.”

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