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It just needs to be proved as stolen goods. If the serial number is identified as stolen from a shop...if you have it you'll still get done for handling stolen goods.

 

Rubbish. According to the Theft Act 1981:

 

24 Handling stolen goods [P1968/60/22]

 

(1) A person handles stolen goods if (otherwise than in the course of the stealing), knowing or believing them to be stolen goods, he dishonestly receives the goods, or dishonestly undertakes or assists in their retention, removal, disposal or realisation by or for the benefit of another person, or if he arranges to do so.

 

(my bold)

 

So the Prosecution has to prove that the accused knew that the goods were stolen. If they can put up any case why they might have thought that the goods were obtained legally, then they would be in the clear. Possession isn't enough.

 

As to serial numbers, I shouldn't imagine that most items of make-up etc have their own unique serial number that gets recorded on sale or not. Obviously larger or high value goods (cars, electrical items, phones) will have them but even then the above will apply.

Ok. Are you in the market for a new telly then?
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The report doesn't give much information. It seems that she is living off £120 per week to support herself and her special needs son? I am sure that now, having served a prison sentence, that she will

It's funny how those who say they are so keen on unborn 'children', seem so indifferent to their fate after they are born.

So they put her in gaol because they didn't know what else to do with her? Great justice that. I don't have a problem with what she was doing and fully endorse it if she is genuinely struggling to ma

shes shoplifting to fund a heroin habit tarne is correct she will also steal others script meds ..often she gets a call from a local peado "bring your young feller round iv got him some weed oh and some progabs for you" all rooms are camra covered the room the kid gets sent to is full of porn ive said enough i do wonder where the kid is while shes in jail

Blooming heck. Why isn't anything being done about that??? What are Social Services doing, as they must know with her being in and out of the system. I take back what I said. Throw the scumbag in prison!

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shes shoplifting to fund a heroin habit tarne is correct she will also steal others script meds ..often she gets a call from a local peado "bring your young feller round iv got him some weed oh and some progabs for you" all rooms are camra covered the room the kid gets sent to is full of porn ive said enough i do wonder where the kid is while shes in jail

 

Wtaf?

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For all we know, the son doesn't need extra help, because he's out there helping himself, with parental guidance.

 

Many years ago, I lived next door to a store detective, who took his young son (9/10 years old) out with him. The son was used for shoplifting. (And of course the son could not be jailed because of his age).

 

Father did ultimately get taken to court, but didn't get much more than a slap on the hand.

 

Dealt with leniently because this was a one parent family and they had needs....lost his job of course, and was then even more of a sponge on society. Don't know what the son did when he grew up.

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If her son was truly special needs, then wouldn't she be entitled to a carer's allowance?

 

It's all a bit confused. I wonder if the son even lives with her full time - the piece says she needs two bedrooms because of his special needs, but if he's living with her they should be assessed for two bedrooms anyway. Judging by his behaviour reported during the shoplifting it sounds as if his special needs are more extensive than pizza.

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Sentencing her, magistrates’ chairman Ken Faragher said she had stolen goods to a total value of £550 when the other items found at her flat were taken into account. He noted she had been on probation no fewer than eight times previously, adding: ‘Only custody is appropriate.’

I disagree, Ken. There are other appropriate options available, think outside the box for a moment and ponder it.

Birch the thieving bitch.

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