One of Wigan’s most prolific thieves spared immediate return to jail
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Borough magistrates heard that Zara Fairhurst was banned from both TK Maxx and Asda at Robin Park and yet on October 27 - only 19 days after the end of her latest spell behind bars - she stole from both shops. From the former she took three pairs of wireless headphones worth almost £60 and from the hypermarket she snatched a high visibilty jacket.
The 30-year-old of Vulcan Road, Marsh Green, is a regular visitor to Wigan’s courts of justice. In August she was given a 16-week jail term after admitting she stole £667 worth of goods from Asda at Newtown while breaching a criminal behaviour order which had only been imposed in March for previous offences. In May she was given a 20-week term for stealing meats from Lidl, justices remarking on her “appalling record of offending.”
This time she was given a total of 20 weeks in custody but the sentence was suspended for 18 months. Fairhurst was also put on a drug rehab programme and must complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities.
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