Man jailed following shoplifting incidents in Gosport
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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”.
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