Five Hertfordshire residents are among those convicted in recent weeks for offences including theft from a shop and burglary.

Each offender has appeared at magistrates' courts across the country, having previously been charged.


Jail sentences, fines and suspended sentences have been handed out to those who committed the crimes.

1. Aurel Sali, 39

Aurel Sali has been ordered to pay compensation of £400, fined £50 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £154 after committing a burglary and being in possession of cannabis in Potters Bar.

On Wednesday, April 10, the 39-year-old entered part of the Cask and Stilage Pub as a trespasser before stealing a bag of cash and other items to the value of £400.

Along with his fine, Sali was handed a four-month suspended sentence for his crimes.

2. Andrew Hamilton, 35

Appearing at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Saturday, March 23, Andrew Hamilton was re-sentenced for a crime he committed in Hemel Hempstead on December 4, 2023.

On that date, the 35-year-old stole six boxes of washing powder to the value of £32.50 from a Co-Op store in the town.

Hamilton was fined £120 for this crime.

3. David Delancy, 48

Stevenage man David Delancy appeared at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Thursday, March 14, after stealing a bag and £190 in cash on July 29, 2023.

The 48-year-old was ordered to pay £500 in compensation and given a four-month suspended sentence for this offence.

Delancy was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £154.

4. Matthew Pink, 37

On March 29, 2023, Matthew Pink entered a Tesco store in Barnet with intent to steal.

The man from South Mimms was sentenced for burglary at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on April 1, 2024.

The 37-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for this crime.

5. Shannon Wiltshire, 27

Appearing at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on March 28, Shannon Wiltshire was sentenced to a four-week custodial sentence for theft from a shop.

On March 19, the 27-year-old had stolen numerous items to the value of £33.23 from TJ Late Shop in Hemel Hempstead.