Man jailed for theft and driving offences in Crawley

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A man has been jailed for 28 weeks for numerous theft and driving offences in Crawley.

Iqubal Khan, 32, of Lismore Crescent, Broadfield, was found guilty by Brighton magistrates and sentenced on September 12.

A police spokesman said he denied driving without a licence and insurance between September 30 and October 10 2014 in Crawley Avenue, stealing food worth £44.30 from Sainsbury’s supermarket in Crawley Avenue on September 1 last year and two counts of making off without paying for fuel at Morrisons petrol station on September 30 2014 and from Sainsbury’s petrol station both in Crawley on October 10 2014.

He pleaded guilty to failing to appear at Horsham Magistrates’ Court on March 13 and admitted carrying out a further offence while he was the subject of a six-month conditional discharge imposed on October 29 2014 for shoplifting at County Mall Crawley.

Khan was banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £215.

PC Jim Lee said: “This sentence sends out the message that you can still be sent to prison for these kinds of offences. We will not tolerate these acquisitive crimes, which impact businesses and the community.”

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