Potters Bar trespasser given suspended sentence

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 February 2018

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.

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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.

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