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Jail time for ‘selfish’ thief who stole Ukraine charity money

A callous burglar stole charity boxes, including a collection for the Ukraine appeal, after distracting a barmaid by asking her for some ketchup for his sandwich.

Calvin Henry also stole a box containing cash in aid of a stroke unit after entering the pub It’s Inn the Bank in Victoria Road, Netherfield, during the afternoon of Tuesday 15 March 2022.

The 56-year-old, of Querneby Road, Mapperley, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison for the offence and ordered to pay £200 compensation when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (24 March 2022).

Henry also admitted a charge of committing fraud by false representation regarding use of a stolen bank card at a store in the Radford area of Nottingham on 25 February 2022.

He was given six weeks in prison for the fraud, to be served consecutively, making a total sentence of 24 weeks in prison.

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Sergeant Rebecca O’Connor, of the Gedling neighbourhood policing team, said: “It’s despicable that anyone could stoop so low to steal charity boxes for their own gain.

“Kind-hearted people gave money from their own pockets in order to help these worthy causes but Henry decided to help himself to the cash without any thought whatsoever for those in need.

“I’m pleased Henry has now been punished for his selfish crimes I’d also like to praise the determined work of the Gedling south neighbourhood policing team and city north neighbourhood policing team which helped to bring him before the court to answer for his cruel behaviour.

“I also hope this result and our work in this case demonstrates how seriously Nottinghamshire Police treats these types of offences and will continue to do everything in its power to seek justice for victims.”

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