Prolific Stevenage shoplifter jailed after spate of thefts

PUBLISHED: 06:58 21 May 2018

Stevenage's Clive Clarke-Ingram, 36, has been jailed for 22 weeks.

Stevenage's Clive Clarke-Ingram, 36, has been jailed for 22 weeks.

Archant

A prolific thief from Stevenage who stole items including electronics, razors and a charity box during a spate of shoplifting has been jailed.

Clive Clarke-Ingram, of Walden End, was jailed for 22 weeks after he admitted 10 counts of theft before magistrates at Hatfield Remand Court.

The 36-year-old had pleaded not guilty to three of the thefts, but changed his plea on the day he had been set to stand trial last week.

Chairman of the bench Stephen Godshaw noted his many previous convictions while passing sentence.

The court heard that Clarke-Ingram had stolen a Rotary charity collection box in Stevenage on March 8, electronic items from Maplin on March 17 and Esso on March 16 and 18, and meat from Iceland in the town centre on March 19.

He also admitted stealing chocolate from WHSmith in Hitchin on January 8, and razors from Home Bargains in Stevenage on February 18 and 19, cleaning products from Home Bargains in Stevenage on April 6, and a jumper from Matalan in Stevenage on May 10.

Clarke-Ingram was already subject to a suspended sentence imposed on March 15 for two thefts of DVDs in Stevenage earlier that month.

In addition to the prison time, he must pay a total of £271.06 in compensation.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

A neighbour called the police this morning after witnessing a man trying to break into a home with a hammer.

A 26-year-old man from Hitchin has been arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and drink driving.

09:03

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash with a van on the A602 in Stevenage this morning, police have confirmed.

08:28

Parents in Central Bedfordshire have a 99 per cent chance of getting their children into their preferred secondary school – the best admissions rate in England, according to an Education Policy Institute report.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy