Melton pair pay the price for joint shop theft

The scales of justice
The scales of justice
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Gary Tuck (35) of Bentley Street, Melton, and Ellie Wilford (20), of Staveley Road, Melton, pleaded guilty to stealing a pair of curtains from the town’s Boyes store on May 14. Wilford also admitted obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty at her home in Staveley Road on October 30. She was made subject of a community order, including a 12-week electronically monitored curfew requiring her to remain at home between 6pm and 6am daily. Her curfew will end on February 24. Wilford was also ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, a £60 victim surcharge and £17.50 compensation. Tuck was also ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, as well as a £60 fine, £42.50 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and £17.50 compensation.

Emma Routen (38), of Swift Close, Melton, pleaded guilty to stealing £30 of milk powder from the town’s Sainsbury’s store on October 29, £40 of meat from the town’s Co-op store on October 25 and washing liquid from the Co-op on October 26. Routen was discharged conditionally for 12 months, ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £20 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Oliver Clarridge (36), of Main Street, Asfordby, admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour in Melton on October 2. He was discharged conditionally for one year, ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Andrew Batsford (32), of Westcotes Drive, Leicester, pleaded guilty to stealing nine shower gels from Melton’s Lidl store on November 2. Batsford, formerly of Melton, also admitted committing an offence while being subject of a 12-month conditional discharge imposed by magistrates on September 16 for an offence of theft. He was made subject of a 12-month community order, including a drug rehabilitation requirement, ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £60 victim surcharge and £9.90 compensation.

James Thurley (33), of Drummond Walk, Melton, was found guilty of assaulting a woman in Melton on September 5. Thurley, who had pleaded not guilty to the charge, was remanded on bail until December 22 at Leicester Magistrates’ Court for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Conditions of his bail included not to contact certain named individuals, except in particular circumstances, and not to go within 50 metres of a specified property in Melton.