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Six arrests during week of action to tackle shoplifting in Sherwood


Over the past month officers, in partnership with Boots UK, have undertaken seven days of action to target shoplifters in the Sherwood area following a rise in these offences.

The operation was organised following a joint problem-solving initiative to look at ways of dealing with prolific offenders targeting stores.

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Officers were deployed in plain clothes to detect and disrupt offenders and made six arrests during the operation. In addition one person was voluntarily interviewed with another suspect still to be arrested as part of the operation.

Results of the operation, which ran between 3 and 14 May 2019, include:

Jamie Stevenson, 38, of no fixed abode, has been charged with 12 offences of theft from shop. He was remanded in custody when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 1 June 2019 to await trial on a date yet to be set.

Roy Marriott, 46, of Peveril Street, Radford, was arrested for theft from shop and found to be in possession of a knife. He was subsequently charged and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 9 May 2019 when he was sentenced to 21 weeks in prison.

Darren Reid, 39, of Repton Road, Bulwell, was charged with theft from shop and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 10 May 2019 where he was sentenced to a six-month community order.

Tracy Cox, 40, of Melbourne Court, Sawley, was charged with theft from shop and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 30 May 2019 where she was sentenced to a 24-month conditional discharge.

John Brennan, 51, of Frobisher Gardens, Sherwood, has been charged with theft from shop and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday 6 June 2019) where he was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and issued with a compensation order.

Gary Morton, 44, of Haydn Road, Sherwood, has been charged with theft from shop. He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 7 June 2019) for sentencing.

Shane Hickling, 43, of Lindfield Road, Broxtowe, has been reported for summons for making threats to commit damage and will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on a date yet to be set.

PC Sean Deane, from the Bulwell Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “This operation has been a success so far thanks to our close working with Boots. With their help we’ve made a number of arrests with court dates set and have achieved good positive results already.

“We take shoplifting seriously and all incidents are reviewed and followed up. We work with shop owners to review CCTV or other evidential leads in a bid to identify those involved and bring them to justice. We also work with stores around problem-solving and provide security advice.

“We would ask the local community to work with us and support us by coming forward and calling us on 101 if they have any information about prolific offenders who are causing harm to our local shops and businesses.”

* We’d remind people that legal proceedings remain active in some of these cases. As such, we would urge people to be careful when posting any prejudicial comments on social media as these could place you in contempt of court.

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