Man jailed for the theft of £730 worth of stock from local shops

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A Long Eaton man has been sentenced for the theft of about £730 worth of stock from the Long Eaton, Sawley and Sandiacre areas, as well as stealing a bike from a driveway. 

The man is identified as Simon Courtnage, a 51-year-old man from Chesterfield Avenue, Long Eaton, who was also in breach of a suspended sentence. 

Mr. Courtnage pleaded guilty to the series of thefts on four different shops between 20 March and 25 April 2024, and to taking the bike from Grosvenor Avenue, Sawley, on 21 March 2024. 

He has been sentenced to 42 weeks imprisonment. 

Derbyshire Constabulary has thanked the stores for their cooperation and support during the investigation. 

Sergeant Jason Limb, of the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has said: 

“Courtnage has shown to be prolific in his offending. Shoplifting affects retail staff and customers alike and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.”