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Newark listings: Jailed for hospital burglary, suspended sentence for assault and threats to kill, as well as drink and drug drivers

A MAN who burgled the podiatry unit at Newark Hospital has been jailed.

Jamie Kavanagh, 47, of Willis Road, Newark, admitted the March 18 burglary.

Nottingham magistrates decided Kavanagh had a flagrant disregard for people and their property and jailed him for 18 weeks.

Nottingham Magistrates' Court. (28210506)
Nottingham Magistrates' Court. (28210506)

Nurses working at Newark Hospital had just called Nottinghamshire Police when they saw officers in a patrol car on Bowbridge Road at around 6.25pm and told them a man had broken into the building and cycled off towards the town centre.

After a search, a man was arrested and a backpack recovered that contained electrical items, including a two new cameras, a camera case, a large metal torque wrench, a large number of batteries and a rechargeable drill.

Officers also seized bags of suspected drugs along with a Stanley knife and surgical items.

At court, Kavanagh also admitted charges of being in possession of cannabis and amphetamine at the time of his arrest.

Kavanagh was already on a suspended prison sentence, imposed at Norfolk Magistrates’ Court for two burglaries and six breaches of a criminal behaviour order.

A 22-week sentence was imposed, meaning he will serve 40 weeks in total.

Richard Mitchell, chief executive for Sherwood Forest Hospitals, said at the time: “We would like to thank the police for their swift response. We cannot fathom why anybody would steal from the NHS, particularly as we continue to tackle the pandemic.

“Our resources are precious and are directed towards caring for our patients, so it is disappointing that anyone would target the hospital in this way.”

A 47-YEAR-OLD who assaulted a woman was given a suspended prison sentence by Nottingham magistrates.

A charge of making threats to kill the same woman was discontinued.

Robert Ord, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 16 weeks, suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty.

Ord received concurrent sentences for the theft of meat and sparkling wine, two thefts of cider and assaulting a female store detective.

All the offences were committed in Newark.

Magistrates described Ord’s offending as unpleasant and said his crimes were aggravated as some were committed while on bail.

The sentence was suspended because there was a good opportunity for rehabilitation.

A WOMAN who was nearly three times the drink-drive limit was fined £200 and disqualified for 25 months.

Abigail Smith, 29, of New Hill, Walesby, blew 97mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Smith, who pleaded guilty, must also pay £119 costs.

A DRUG-DRIVER was fined £288 by magistrates for having cannabis in his system greater than the prescribed amount.

Alfred Clarke, 36, of Eton Avenue, Newark, was caught on Albert Street. He admitted it and was disqualified from driving for 18 months.

He must also pay £119 costs.

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