Thug jailed for headbutting PC while trying to steal packet of crisps from Northampton store

Man, 25, threatened Iceland staff just eight days after escaping prison over shoplifting and assault charges

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:29 am

Magistrates jailed a serial thug for six months after he headbutted a Northampton police officer while trying to steal a packet of crisps — just eight days after being given a suspended sentence.

Simon Rhys Lawrence admitted assaulting the constable and threatening shop staff at Iceland in Harlestone Road on March 9.

He also admitted attempting to steal a packet of Doritos from the store.

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Lawrence, 25, was jailed for assaulting a police constable and attempting to steal a packet of Doritos

Magistrates sentenced him to a total of 20 weeks in prison for the three offences — adding to the six weeks suspended sentence he had been given on March 1.

He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation to victims of the two assaults.

The court heard Lawrence, of Billing Road, Northampton, had been sentenced previously for assault and for stealing two bottles of wine and cheese from the B&M store at the Nene Valley Retail Park in Towcester Road on February 25 this year.

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