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Hayle man sentenced for thefts

By CMScott  |  Posted: December 30, 2013

By The Cornishman



A HAYLE man has been handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to stealing Champagne, vodka and a canoe.

He was also handed a six month drug rehabilitation order.

Matthew Morris, 39, of

Angarrack Mews, Grist Lane, Hayle, was facing magistrates in Truro after pleading guilty to three separate thefts.

On October 16 he stole vodka to the value of £33.78 from the Co-op in Copper Terrace, Hayle.

Then on October 26 he stole an Old Town Discovery canoe belonging to Neil Morris valued at £550.

On November 3 he again went shoplifting, and stole a bottle of Comte De Noiron Champagne from Hayle’s M&S store worth £32.

Morris was given an eight week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and a six month drug rehabilitation order that must be completed in the next 12 months.

He was ordered to pay the value of the alcohol as compensation for both shoplifting offences, plus an £80 victim’ s surcharge, and £180 compensation to the canoe’s owner.