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A woman who stole just over £20 worth of clothes from a Belfast store has been jailed for four months

A woman who stole just over £20 worth of clothes from a Belfast store has been jailed for four months

A woman who stole just over £20 worth of clothes from a Belfast store has been jailed for four months

A woman who stole just over £20 worth of clothes from a Belfast store has been jailed for four months.

Susan Shields went on a shoplifting spree a week after receiving a suspended sentence for another theft.

The 26-year-old, of University Street in the city, targeted Primark in the latest stealing incident.

She was stopped after taking clothes and accessories valued at £21.30 on August 21.

Belfast Magistrates Court heard details of Shields' troubled past.

But District Judge Peter King stressed how she had been given a two-month suspended sentence on August 14.

"To re-offend within a week, there's no alternative but immediate custody."

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Mr King imposed two months in prison for the latest offence, and activated the suspended term to run consecutively.

She was also ordered to pay a £25 offender levy.


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