27 December 2016
Ipswich shoplifter spends two days in custody after trolley dash with groceries worth nearly £600
[…] The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared before Ipswich magistrates via a video link from Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham headquarters.
Prosecutor Colette Harper said the offence occurred at 11.30am when a store security officer noticed Samok with a trolley of goods.
[…] Following his arrest at 11.40am, there was no Romanian interpreter available to attend a court hearing until 48 hours later. Therefore, Samok was kept in custody.
David Allan, representing Samok, said his client had been in the UK for around a year.
[…] Samok was fined £293, but this was deemed as time served as he had been under lock and key for two days.