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Newark man set to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court following six counts of theft relating to incidents at B&M Bargains, Aldi, Co-op, Wilkinsons and Poundland

A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with a string of alleged shop thefts in Newark.

James Murr, 25, of London Road, Newark, is charged with six counts of theft following reported incidents at B&M Bargains on September 22, Aldi on September 24, the Co-op and Wilkinsons on October 6 and Poundland on October 10.

Newark Police (42699831)
Newark Police (42699831)

Murr, who is additionally charged over an alleged theft from a Co-op store in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, on September 16, is set to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today (October 14).

Inspector Heather Sutton, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the Newark and Sherwood area, said: "Many businesses are already struggling due to the impact of the Coronavirus health pandemic and they can't afford to suffer any further blows.

“I want to reassure our local retailers and communities that we continue to target retail crime, particularly those offenders who cause the most harm. My team have been working very hard and are dedicated to protecting businesses in Newark."

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