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Shoplifter Altaf Dhorat jailed for stealing from Matalan

He put stolen clothes under his own in changing room

Matalan in Dewsbury

A Dewsbury man has been sentenced to custody after stealing clothing from a shop.

Altaf Dhorat, of High Street pleaded guilty to the theft from Matalan on April 12.

The 43-year-old also admitted to possessing cannabis on the same date.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that Dhorat was monitored after entering the Dewsbury store.

He took three items of clothing into the changing rooms but came out with only one in his basket.

Dhorat then took off his own coat and picked up a body warmer.

He put this on before trying to leave the store and was challenged outside.

Dhorat offered to give the body warmer back but was arrested due to the rest of the stolen clothing, two pairs of shorts, still on him.

Leeds Crown Court

He also had a tobacco pouch inside his wallet containing cannabis.

The Huddersfield court heard that earlier this month Dhorat was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to 15 months in prison.

This was handed out to him for offences of theft, threatening behaviour and breaching a suspended sentence.

District Judge Peter Johnson sentenced Dhorat to 12 weeks in custody.

This will run concurrent with his existing sentence and so will not affect his release date.

He had to pay £115 victim surcharge and the cannabis will be forfeited and destroyed.


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