Drug-troubled thief recovering from stabbing is jailed for ten weeks

A serial offender with a drug problem has been jailed after he struck at two stores in Derbyshire and Sheffield stealing food, drink and blocks of cheese.

Monday, 18th June 2018, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 3:37 pm
Pictured is Kane Froggatt, 30, formerly of Batemoor Road, Sheffield, who was jailed for ten weeks after admitting two thefts from Sainsburys, at Dronfield, and from Heron Foods, in Sheffield.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, June 15, how Kane Froggatt, 30, formerly of Batemoor Road, Sheffield, near Dronfield, stole food and alcohol from Sainsbury’s, at Dronfield, and 23 blocks of cheese from Heron Foods, in Sheffield.

Prosecuting solicitor Lynn Bickley said: “Two males had entered Sainsbury’s acting suspiciously and one had gone to the exit with a basket full of meat and ran out of the store and members of staff chased after this male and the other male left with alcohol.

“£108 worth of meat was missing but they could not say how much alcohol was taken.”

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Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Froggatt, who has previous convictions, was identified by CCTV as one of the thieves, according to Mrs Bickley.

The defendant was also identified on CCTV footage as being with two other males putting 23 blocks of cheese into a bag at Heron Foods, in Sheffield, before leaving without paying for the goods.

Froggatt, who is of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the thefts from Sainsbury’s, on Wreakes Lane, Dronfield, on September 2, 2017, and from Heron Foods on April 9, this year.

Defence solicitor John Wilford said: “The difficulty is that he was released from custody in February and he has been of no fixed abode.

“He’s got a problem with drugs and he has had no treatment and he has not been in touch with probation.”

Mr Wilford added that Froggatt was recently stabbed and “his life has been taking a downturn”.

Magistrates, who recognised that Froggatt has a lengthy history of thefts from shops, sentenced him to ten weeks in custody.

He was also ordered to pay £108 in compensation to Sainsbury’s and £68 to Heron Foods.