Drug addict back in jail
HABITUAL criminal Marc Dugdale is today back in prison following a spate of thefts.Dugdale, of Constable Road, Felixstowe, stole a handbag and a mobile phone from a car and in a separate incident took a DVD DVD recorder from a shop.
HABITUAL criminal Marc Dugdale is today back in prison following a spate of thefts.
Dugdale, of Constable Road, Felixstowe, stole a handbag and a mobile phone from a car and in a separate incident took a DVD DVD recorder from a shop.
The thief prised open the window of a Vauxhall Corsa at Felixstowe General Hospital on June 10 and pinched the goods, but was arrested quickly.
Then on June 25, Dugdale stole a £180 DVD recorder from Woolworths in Felixstowe, but returned to the scene shortly afterwards, where he was arrested. He refused to say what he had done with the item.
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The 28-year-old, who recently served a four-year prison sentence for robbery, pleaded guilty to the two charges of theft.
Dugdale also accepted five other offences, including the theft of sunglasses from a Dorothy Perkins shop.
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At South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Lynne Shirley, mitigating, said the crimes were "unsophisticated" and resulted from a need to fuel a heroin addiction.
She added: "He tells me he had an addiction for 12 years. Then he got a prison sentence of four years and afterwards went back on drugs.
"It is clear he has a severe problem which he is trying to address."
Bench chairman Arlene Gillen sentenced the defendant to 35 days in prison, which included a seven-day stretch for two separate breaches of his conditional discharge.