Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key
Leave this site
Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Back to Report
Back to Tell us about
Back to Apply or register
Back to Request
Back to Thanks and complaints
A man has been jailed for 14 months after he was caught shoplifting in Gosport.
Joshua Stedman, aged 30 years, of no fixed abode, stole £75 worth of electric toothbrushes from Superdrug on Gosport High Street on 29 March this year.
On 31 March, he stole £371 worth of cosmetic creams from the same shop.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of shoplifting, before admitting the offences on 13 April at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
Appearing at Salisbury Crown Court on Friday 14 May, he was jailed for two months for the shoplifting offences.
However, the court heard that the offences had been committed whilst Stedman was still subject to a community order for unrelated matters.
As a result, the judge revoked the community order and sentenced him to a further 12 months in prison.
PC Darren Graham said: “This is a great result for the community and local businesses, and I am pleased that Stedman will now spend a lengthy time behind bars to prevent any further offending”.
Do you want to keep in touch with what is going on in your area? Sign up to Hampshire Alert to receive direct alerts on crimes, appeals and community news. Just go to https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/
Is there a problem with this page?