A man has been handed a prison sentence after being found guilty of stealing meat.

Andrew Brown, of Henry Taunt Close in Headington, was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of shoplifting at Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday (November 21).

The first incident happened at the Co-op in London Road at 5.30pm on October 27.

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Brown put £76-worth of steaks in a bag and made off after being challenged by a member of staff.

Following this, at 2pm on November 7, Brown stole meat, confectionary and a basket to the value of £84 from Sainsbury’s in London Road.

Brown was charged on Sunday (November 20).

PC Jon Kelly, based at St Aldate’s police station, said: “This conviction and sentencing demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will take shoplifting offences seriously.

“I would encourage any victims to report such offences to police by calling 101 or via our website, or by calling 999 in an emergency.”


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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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