Man jailed for Newton Aycliffe crime spree including Tesco robberies

Man jailed for Newton Aycliffe crime spree including Tesco robberies

A drunk defendant, with now little recollection of the occasions, dedicated a collection of offenses late at evening, following an argument together with his girlfriend.

Dean Lee Smith, who was mendacity on the ground, reached out and picked up the TV distant which he threw on the wall close to the door, inflicting it to blow up.

Durham Crown Courtroom was advised 5 minutes later that he had hit the TV display screen, additionally inflicting an irreparable break.

Jonathan Harley, prosecuting, mentioned the row continued and Smith left the home in Newton Aycliffe, heading for the Tesco retailer within the city, the place he entered at 11.15pm and helped himself to eight bottles of alcohol, setting off the safety alarm as he left.

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Arrested outdoors, due to his habits, and requested to authorize the verification of his basket, Smith refused to conform and threw punches, which missed the safety guard.

He was requested to provide a receipt, however he stomped on the guard’s foot after which he kicked just a few occasions within the course of the safety guard, each of whom had been additionally lacking.

Mr Harley mentioned Smith’s actions had been reported to police, who met him, nonetheless carrying the Tesco buying cart containing the stolen liquor bottles, all with their safety tags intact, coming into Hatfield Highway, at Newton Aycliffe.

He was handcuffed and searched, revealing a kitchen knife in a single coat pocket and a pair of scissors within the different, each of which had been seized.

Smith, who appeared drunk, behaved aggressively.

Whereas positioned in a police van, he spat within the course of the officers as much as thrice, nevertheless lacking them.

Mr Harley mentioned the liquor bottles recovered had been estimated to be value £266, whereas the broken TV was value £200.

When questioned by police, the accused mentioned he was unable to recollect what occurred that evening, September 21, claiming to have whole reminiscence loss.

Throughout two plea hearings, Smith, 38, of Hylton Lane, Sunderland, admitted fees of legal injury, theft, assault, two counts of getting a bladed article in public and of assaulting a rescue employee, linked to spitting.

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Mr Harley mentioned the defendant had 54 earlier convictions for 82 offences, together with 22 for theft, three for violence and one beforehand for carrying a bladed merchandise in public.

The courtroom was advised the most recent set of offenses additionally put him in breach of a 15-month suspended sentence, handed down in June, for housebreaking.

Nicholas Lane, for Smith, mentioned that given the breach of the conditional sentence and the truth that this was his second conviction for carrying bladed gadgets in public, the defendant was conscious that he would face an inevitable custodial sentence.

Concerning the September 21 incident, Mr Lane mentioned: ‘He’s outspoken. He was drunk and has no reminiscence.

“I mentioned it with him and he’s ashamed of his habits.”

Mr Lane mentioned the defendant had a particular prognosis of combined persona dysfunction, with narcissistic delinquent traits and a spotlight deficit hyperactivity dysfunction.

However he mentioned that whereas it isn’t claimed that these situations had been “immediately accountable” for his habits that evening, “it’s the hyperlink between poor psychological well being, combined with alcohol consumption and taking different substances, which he’ll attempt to keep away from sooner or later.”

Mr. Lane added that Smith hopes to finish the applications accessible to him in custody to assist him cope with these points.

Recorder Tom Moran mentioned a mixture of being drunk and carrying knives throughout his shoplifting expedition made it a “doubtlessly very harmful state of affairs”.

He handed down a sentence of 21 months in jail, together with the activation of 14 of the 15 months of the suspended sentence from June.

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