Potters Bar trespasser given suspended sentence

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 February 2018

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.


A trespasser from Potters Bar has been given a suspended sentence after stealing cash, booze and cigarettes.

Ashley Wilkinson, 30, of Oakmere Avenue, Potters Bar, appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on February 16.

He admitted the following three offences:

Wilkinson trespassed into Yisrael Federation Synagogue in Theobald Street, Borehamwood, and stole a bottle of whiskey on February 3.

He stole cigarettes from the Red Apple Store in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, on February 3.

Wilkinson also trespassed into Peri Peri Chicken in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, and stole £500 in cash.

The defendant was given a jail term of 36 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and a supervision period of 12 months.

Wilkinson must participate in up to 20 days’ activity as required by a responsible officer.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £350.

Magistrates also issued him with a £40 fine and told him to pay costs of £40.

More news stories

60 minutes ago

Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards is inviting residents to a free scam awareness session in Welwyn Garden City.


Firefighters from three stations last night teamed up to tackle a fire that spread to multiple garden sheds in Hatfield.


Court results published by the Welwyn Hatfield Times are taken from St Albans, Stevenage and Hatfield Magistrates’ Courts and are published without prejudice.

Yesterday, 20:00

The chairman of Network Rail has issued a grovelling apology for the stuttering train service in Welwyn Hatfield.

Digital Edition

Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards