Man jailed for stealing from Welwyn Garden City supermarket

A MAN who swiped alcohol and razor blades worth nearly �400 from a WGC supermarket has been jailed – despite his mother being gravely ill. David Seville was imprisoned for 27 months after appearing before Judge Jeffrey Burke QC at Luton Crown Court.

A MAN who swiped alcohol and razor blades worth nearly �400 from a WGC supermarket has been jailed - despite his mother being gravely ill.

David Seville was imprisoned for 27 months after appearing before Judge Jeffrey Burke QC at Luton Crown Court.

Sentencing had already been suspended twice, after the judge learned the defendant's mother had terminal cancer.

Seville, 26, had earlier pleaded guilty to stealing booze and razor blades from Sainsbury's in Church Road on February 7.


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He was also admitted two charges of burglary.

Prosecutor Michael Speak said the three crimes were committed while the defendant was serving a suspended prison sentence for almost identical offences.

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In mitigation, David Wales said: "This spate of offending arose when he first became aware just how serious his mother's illness was.

"When under stress, he drinks to excess and commits acquisitive crime."

In sentencing Seville, of Kimbolton Close, Stevenage, Judge Burke said: "I have postponed sentencing you twice but you realise you cannot ask for more mercy.

"You have had chance after chance in the past.

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