Theft goes sour after police stop milk snatcher in Earls Barton

The thief has issued an apology following the thefts
The thief has issued an apology following the thefts

A milk thief who targeted two villages has agreed to pay back his victims and write a letter of apology.

Last month, a series of milk thefts were reported in the Earls Barton and Great Doddington areas.

The incidents saw bottles of milk taken from doorsteps and in one case, a 70 pint delivery was stolen from an infant school.

Following investigations, officers from Northamptonshire Police pulled over a car in Earls Barton at 2.50am on Sunday, February 1, and a large quantity of milk was found in the boot of the vehicle.

An 18-year-old man from Earls Barton was subsequently interviewed and admitted to carrying out seven thefts.

Following consultation with his victims, he has been dealt with through a community resolution disposal and has agreed to write letters of apology to his victims and pay for their stolen milk.