Man jailed for persistent begging in Northwich

Man jailed for persistent begging in Northwich

Man jailed for persistent begging in Northwich

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A NORTHWICH has been imprisoned for persistent begging in the town centre.

Jamie Tomlinson, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 17 weeks in custody at Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 27.

Police said the 22-year-old had targeted shoppers for months – asking for money on streets and in shops around the town.

Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Team thanked those who helped secure the prosecution.

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12:24pm Mon 1 Sep 14

WHS says...

Poor lad, he might be grateful for a few,weeks with a warm bed and regular food. Still no Bankers in prison I see.
WHS.
Poor lad, he might be grateful for a few,weeks with a warm bed and regular food. Still no Bankers in prison I see. WHS. WHS
  • Score: 14

1:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

John Doe Northwich says...

just needs someone to give him the chance
just needs someone to give him the chance John Doe Northwich
  • Score: 7

4:05am Tue 2 Sep 14

Ricky12 says...

That'll definitely help .....
That'll definitely help ..... Ricky12
  • Score: -2

2:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

MatthewB says...

Does anyone remember the other A-Hole that used to go round on a bike with a hard luck story? He must be in his 40's now.
Stopped me once with a petrol can saying 'I'm a fireman going to work and run out of petrol, can you give me some money'.......a few nights later he was doing the same thing again in the same spot.
Then about 3 months later he came up to me saying 'my electric has run out and I need some money'......yeah right!.

I'm sure a few of you out there know the scam artist I'm talking about.
Does anyone remember the other A-Hole that used to go round on a bike with a hard luck story? He must be in his 40's now. Stopped me once with a petrol can saying 'I'm a fireman going to work and run out of petrol, can you give me some money'.......a few nights later he was doing the same thing again in the same spot. Then about 3 months later he came up to me saying 'my electric has run out and I need some money'......yeah right!. I'm sure a few of you out there know the scam artist I'm talking about. MatthewB
  • Score: 4

8:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

MatthewB says...

WHS wrote:
Poor lad, he might be grateful for a few,weeks with a warm bed and regular food. Still no Bankers in prison I see.
WHS.
Are you taking the mick here?
I guarantee you that if he has been sent to prison he must have either:

a) Had serious previous convictions or:
b) Posed a serious menace to the public (IE: Constant harassment or repeat offending)

Beggars are usually alcoholics or drug addicts. I see it all the time now I live in Manchester and we are told not to give money to them but to support the charities trying to get them off the street.
Unfortunately most of these people see it as an easy way to make money for their habits which in turn leads to more crime.
[quote][p][bold]WHS[/bold] wrote: Poor lad, he might be grateful for a few,weeks with a warm bed and regular food. Still no Bankers in prison I see. WHS.[/p][/quote]Are you taking the mick here? I guarantee you that if he has been sent to prison he must have either: a) Had serious previous convictions or: b) Posed a serious menace to the public (IE: Constant harassment or repeat offending) Beggars are usually alcoholics or drug addicts. I see it all the time now I live in Manchester and we are told not to give money to them but to support the charities trying to get them off the street. Unfortunately most of these people see it as an easy way to make money for their habits which in turn leads to more crime. MatthewB
  • Score: 3

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