Jail for serial shoplifter well-known to Scunthorpe traders
A SERIAL shoplifter who is well-known to Scunthorpe traders had a criminal record that was so long you could scarcely "catch your breath", a court heard.
Ian Cockburn, 34, formerly of Scunthorpe but now living in Grimsby, admitted three theft offences and a charge of perverting the course of justice. He was jailed for a year.
James Byatt, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Cockburn stole two boxes of perfume from Boots in Grimsby on November 11 and meat from the Co-operative in Cleethorpes on November 17.
He also stole five packs of gammon from Asda in Grimsby on November 13 before threatening to assault staff and being detained on the floor.
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Judge Robert Moore told the court that Cockburn was a "serial shoplifter" whose record was "astonishing" because it was so long that "you can't catch your breath really".
Richard Lunn, mitigating, said that Cockburn was a Scunthorpe man and was well known there.
Cockburn also admitted breaching a community order imposed by North Lincolnshire magistrates on August 21 for burglary and theft.