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Man sentenced to 26 weeks' imprisonment for theft - Lancashire

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A man has been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison for stealing from passengers on board trains in Lancashire.

Kieron Brannon, aged 31, of Howgill Avenue, Lancaster, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft at Preston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (29/3).

Both offences happened on 21 February this year. In the first incident, Brannon stole a wallet from a 49-year-old man travelling on a Birmingham to Glasgow service.  In the second incident, Brannon stole a 68-year-old woman’s handbag as she slept on a train between Oxenholme and Preston.

Brannon was identified after someone recognised him from the BTP witness appeal.

He was arrested and charged on Tuesday (28/3) and pleaded guilty to the offences at court yesterday.

We would like to remind passengers using the railway to stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you, register your gadgets at www.immobilise.com and always use your phone’s security lock or PIN.  

For more tips and advice about how to keep your belongings safe from thieves and information on the tactics they use, go to our website.

 

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