A Worksop serial shoplifter has been jailed for 20 weeks

“I hope he gets the help he needs in prison.”

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 6:59 pm

Wayne Barker, aged 39 years, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to a total of 20 weeks imprisonment after a series of thefts from shops.

Barker appeared in Mansfield Magistrates Court on Saturday November 27 after being arrested the previous day while sat on a bench in Bridge Street, Worksop, for several shoplifting offences.

The arresting officer, town centre beat manager PC Glenn Turner, said: "Over the last month, Barker had racked up a number of thefts from stores around the town centre in Worksop, and he showed no signs of stopping.

39-year-old Wayne Barker has been sentenced to 20 weeks behind bars for a series of shoplifting offences.

"The only way to put an end to this was to arrest him and put him before the courts.

"I'm glad the courts have given him a custodial sentence and I hope he gets the help he needs in prison."

The 20 week sentence included a previous 8 week sentence that had been suspended.

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