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Migrant lands UK on Friday, caught stealing on Saturday, jailed on Monday

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A Romanian was caught shoplifting less than 24 hours after arriving in Britain, a court has heard.

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Leonard-Valter Tudor, 20, arrived in the UK on Friday and went to Yorkshire to meet a contact.

But the following day he was caught in the East Midlands, trying to steal £508 of goods from TK Maxx in Nottingham.

The father-of-one tried to use a foil-lined bag to interfere with the signals of security tags on the items.

He was arrested at the store and appeared on court on Monday, where he was detained in a young offenders institution for 16 weeks.

Tudor, 20, was helped by a Romanian interpreter in court. He admitted theft of accessories worth £508 and having a foil-lined bag.

District Judge Leo Pyle sent him to a young offenders’ institution for 16 weeks and ordered him to pay a £115 government surcharge.

 

(Ladun Liadi)

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