Sheffield man banned from entering city supermarket - for this reason

A serial shoplifter who stole meat from the same Co-op three times in two days has been banned from the store.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 11:49 am

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court recently heard how Phillip Blythen, 39, of Upperthorpe, struck at the Co-op, on Chapel Street, Woodhouse, twice on November 26 and once on November 27.

He admitted the thefts and pleaded guilty to an assault by beating on a former partner from July and a breach of a conditional discharge from June and admitted failing to surrender to court.

Simon Gwynne, defending, told a previous hearing Blythen’s resumption of offending had come when he had lost work and had become involved with drugs again but he is seeking support.

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The case had been adjourned until January 31 but has been further adjourned until March 12.

Blythen was granted conditional bail on the grounds he does not enter the Co-op store, on Chapel Street, Woodhouse.