Prolific thief suffers another crime lapse
A serial thief has been given a community punishment after another crime lapse.
Malcolm Ellison was the subject of a conditional discharge for five snatch thefts from shops when he couldn’t resist stealing bottles of whisky, detergent and fabric softener worth £89 from the Food Warehouse in Wigan on March 25, borough justices heard. The 55-year-old of Kimberley Place, Ashton, admitted to the latest theft and was ordered to undergo drug treatment and complete 15 days of rehab activities. He also has £230 to pay in court costs, a victim surcharge and fine.
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