Serial thief is back in court

Chesterfield magistrates court.

Chesterfield magistrates court.

A former homeless man who is struggling to get his life back on track has appeared in court again after an attempted shoplifting offence.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, April 14, how Ross Beardsley, 26, of Brockhill Court, on Chapel Street, Brimington, Chesterfield, was spotted by staff at Asda attempting to steal a DVD box set of Game of Thrones after he had already been sentenced for two thefts in March.

Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said: “This attempted theft was foiled by the diligence of shop staff who saw Beardsley in the store on CCTV cameras. He had gone to the DVDs and picked one box set up and headed towards the clothing department and bent down slightly out of view of the camera and then went to the ground floor and exited without the box.


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