A man has been charged with nine counts of shoplifting and possessing a bladed article, following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Andrew Copeland Brown, of Henry Taunt Close in Headington, was charged with nine counts of shoplifting and one count of possession of a bladed article on Friday (November 4).

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The charges relate to a number of incidents in different supermarkets in Headington between October 4 and November 3 this year.

56-year-old Brown will appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (November 11).

Under the law, if convicted of shoplifting you could face jail time.

If the goods are worth less than £200, the maximum sentence is six months’ custody.

If the goods are worth more than £200, the maximum sentence is seven years’ custody.

Sentences are calculated by an assessment of culpability and harm.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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