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Man sent back to jail after selling stolen make-up in Kendal
5:40pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
A man who stole £300 worth of cosmetics and racially abused two police officers on the day he was released from prison, has been sent straight back to jail.
Wayne Evans, 32, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the offences at South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court.
Lisa Hine, prosecuting, said after Evans was released from prison in Preston on June 29 he returned to Kendal and was stopped by police on Highgate trying to sell makeup stolen from Boots.
While he was being arrested, the court heard he was racially abusive towards one officer, and again to a second at the police station.
When he was given a ‘security suit’ to wear, he flushed it down the toilet causing the cell to flood.
In mitigation, Duncan Nightingale said: “He had drunk so much he could not remember what he did or did not do, but he is prepared to accept what people have said he did.
“He would like to formally apologise to the officers for his behaviour. He fully accepts his behaviour was totally inappropriate and will not do it again.”
District Judge Gerald Chalk sentenced Evans to 75 days in prison. He was also ordered to pay £80 to the police for the damage he caused and £85 costs.