Grantham court: Shoplifter stole shoes and spirits

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A woman accused of four shop thefts was given a suspended 16-week prison sentence.

Kerry Lee Askew, 33, of Uplands Drive, Grantham, had previously admitted stealing two pairs of children’s shoes valued at £70 from Brantano at Augustin Retail Park in Grantham on May 1. She also stole spirits worth £198.98 from Waitrose in Stamford on June 2, and spirits and razor blades worth £335.46 from the same store on July 1. On June 29 she stole spirits worth £128 from the Co-op in Bottesford.

After reading a pre-sentence report, magistrates handed Askew 16 weeks in custody suspended for 12 months for all four offences.

Askew will also have to attended a drug rehabilitation course for six months and obey a curfew from 8pm to 6am for three months. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80.