Meat thief faces jail time

A man found guilty of stealing £300-worth of meat is facing a two-year prison sentence, reported the Northampton Chronicle. 

Twenty-year-old Kyle Smith admitted to two charges of handling stolen goods after taking frozen meat from two pubs in Northampton.

The court heard that the produce was stolen from Toby Carvery and Lumbertubs pubs in February of this year.

The frozen meat was found in Smith’s address when it was searched by officers on 13 February. In his interview, it was claimed that Smith bought the meat with a group of men.

After being released on bail, Smith later smashed a window of a property alongside an accomplice and stole electronic goods, as well as a motorbike.

The court reportedly heard that Smith had seven prior convictions for domestic burglary.

The offender was sentenced to two years and four months in a young offenders’ institution.

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