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BURGLAR SENT TO PRISON FOR STEALING MORE THAN £4000 OF PERFUME


A burglar who stole more than £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop on the Isle of Wight has been jailed for more than 2 years.

John Duckworth broke into Regent Beauty Shop in Shanklin in the early hours of 8th November and made off with the huge haul of scented goods.

2 days later, the 45-year-old, of no fixed abode, was arrested by officers and charged with burglary. He appeared at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court in Newport on 12th November where he admitted the offence.

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Today (Thursday) Duckworth was sentenced to 2 years and 12 weeks in prison.

PSI Dan Rowling, from Newport CID said:

“This was quick work by arresting officers and I am pleased that Duckworth is now off the streets.

“However, the stolen stock, which consists of more than 100 bottles of perfume and aftershave, still remains outstanding.

“We would encourage anyone who is offered the sale of perfume and aftershave, or indeed any items, in suspicious circumstances to call us on 101”.

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Zack Zuck
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Zack Zuck

At least he’ll be the nicest smelling inmate!!

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Can someone please tell me what a PSI is? Probably policing on the cheap no doubt!

Maria Joanna
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Maria Joanna

Police Staff Investigator

pete
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pete

WAS THERE ANY NEED TO SHOW A PHOTO OF JOHN !!!!!!! THE GUY IS HOMELESS ,SUFFERERS MENTAL PROBLEMS THIS WAS TOTALY UNNESESARY OK HE DID THE CRIME AND IS DOING TIME . THIS WILL NOT HELP HIS REHABILTATION AT ALL

Nick Drew
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Nick Drew

What’s a PSI? That’s not a police Officer is it?

Maria Joanna
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Maria Joanna

Police Sub Inspector

Maria Joanna
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Maria Joanna

That was meant to say Police Staff Investigator.

Pete
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Pete

Would make for a good christmas present, love a nice aftershave

Paul
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Paul

Brut!

Red
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Red

The others will welcome him in prison……. smelling like a tarts handbag.

Wasp Star
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Wasp Star

Scent to prison.

Sam Church
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Sam Church

Bet he smell good lol

Golly
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Golly

Yeah I’m sure they’re be handed in!!

Just Saying
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Just Saying

Was he caught by using sniffer dogs?

Island Fool
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Island Fool

Bit of a result for him then. Put his feet up for two years. No need to work. Because of lefties prison IS like a holiday camp. A bit of a crap one but there is no hard stretch anymore.

Sharon
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Sharon

Well done to you all especially pc Rowling xx

Just Saying
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Just Saying

Did they use sniffer dogs to catch him.

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