Thief jailed after stealing 45 bottles of alcohol from supermarket

Steven Broadbent Asda theft

Steven Broadbent stole whiskey and brandy to the value of £1,666 from Hatfield's Asda store. - Credit: Alan Davies

A thief from London has been jailed after stealing 45 bottles of whisky and brandy from Hatfield’s Asda supermarket. 

Steven Broadbent, of The Concourse in London, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft for stealing the alcohol,  valued at a total of £1,666. 

Appearing at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, the 35-year-old was handed an 12-week prison sentence and fines totalling £1,879 by district judge Margaret Dodd, who cited Broadbent’s previous convictions and suspended sentence as a reason for the custodial sentence. 

On Monday, April 19, Broadbent stole 14 bottles of whisky to the value of £530 from Asda in Hatfield town centre. 

On Wednesday, April 28, he returned to the supermarket and stole a further 11 bottles of Glenfiddich and two bottles of Jack Daniels, valued at £497. 

Broadbent committed a third and final theft at the store on Tuesday, May 11, taking 18 bottles of whisky and cognac brandy to the value of £639.