Man jailed for stealing charity box from Bolsover chip shop

A man has been jailed after stealing a charity box full of money from a Chip shop in Bolsover.

Leonard Allen, 36, of Victoria Street, Creswell took the cash from Bolsover Fisheries on Town End, Bolsover, last Sunday.

Allen, who has previous convictions, was spotted on CCTV footage at the premises, according to the prosecuting solicitor and he was identified by police and arrested.

Allen pleaded guilty to entering Bolsover Fisheries as a trespasser and stealing cash between November 17 and 18.

Magistrates sentenced the defendant to 16 weeks in prison and ordered him to pay £250 compensation.

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