Prison after stealing self tanning lotion

A WESTON man who stole self-tanning lotion from a store in Locking and assaulted a woman was last week sentenced to eight weeks in prison.

Fraser Birks, aged 22, of Waverley Road, stole two bottles of self-tanning lotion worth �61.26 from Boots in Locking.

He pleaded guilty to theft in court on October 27 and was also re-sentenced for several previous offences after failing to comply with the community order imposed on him for his past crimes.

The offences were two counts of criminal damage, one charge of assault by beating and a breach of a non-molestation order.

The offences were committed on August 13, when he stayed the night at Jade Jackson’s house.


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She had previously taken out the non-molestation order against him.

He was asked to leave in the morning but refused and hit her in the face with a pillow, and when she tried to call the police, he grabbed her phone from her hands and threw it against the wall, where it smashed.

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He then went outside and threw a weight through her laundry room window.

He was sentenced to a three-month curfew and a 24-month supervision order on September 15.

Since that date, he failed to attend two appointments and removed the electronic tag on his ankle on September 20.

He then stole the tanning lotion bottles on September 30, but was chased out of the store by security staff and dropped them.

The community order sentence for the original offences was revoked and he was then sentenced for the new offences plus the original ones, totalling eight weeks in prison.

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