A woman who was banned from town centre is jailed after stealing

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Story by Simon Evans 27th August 2020

A woman who was banned from the centre of Northwich has been given an 18 weeks prison sentence after entering the town on two consecutive Saturdays.

Lynette Jade Thompson, of Lilac Drive, was ordered to stay away from Northwich town centre by Chester Magistrates after being convicted of assaulting a woman last July.

Thompson 33-years old, also goes by the name Lynette Johnson, was caught in the town centre with no reasonable excuse on May 9th 2020 and again on May 16th 2020.

Thompson, who has a long history for shoplifting offences, stole groceries worth £400 from Sainsbury’s on May 9th 2020, meat of an unknown value from Tesco on June 24th 2020.

She pleaded guilty to four charges of theft at Warrington Magistrates’ Court and was given a 14-weeks in prison, the court said Thompson ‘has a flagrant disregard’ for the orders she had breached.

Thompson was handed a suspended eight-week sentence back in February for her original offence of assault, after failing to attend a drug and alcohol rehabilitation service last September.

She has been ordered to serve four weeks from her origanal sentence, taking her total jail term to 18 weeks.

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