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Ipswich supermarket meat thief jailed

PUBLISHED: 18:53 24 March 2020 | UPDATED: 18:53 24 March 2020

William Hutchinson, of Black Horse Lane, stole meat from a display at Marks & Spencer in Ipswich  Picture: NEIL PERRY

William Hutchinson, of Black Horse Lane, stole meat from a display at Marks & Spencer in Ipswich Picture: NEIL PERRY

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A man has been jailed after stealing meat from a display at Marks & Spencer in Ipswich.

William Hutchinson, of Black Horse Lane in the town, appeared before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 23 after being arrested on Friday, March 13.

The 47-year-old had visited the Marks & Spencer store in Westgate Street that day, where he stole a quantity of meat from a display.

He was charged the following day and remanded in custody until his hearing at the court.

Hutchinson was sentenced to 14 day’s imprisonment for the theft, and ordered to pay £185 compensation costs.

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