Shoplifter Jailed After 523 Offences

Thursday, 16th July 2015 at 8:11pm

As reported by the Daily Mail, Britain’s most prolific shoplifter has been jailed after being caught carrying out his 523rd offence – stealing £111 worth of groceries from Iceland.

Harry Hankinson, 65, who has a criminal career dating back to to 1970, was arrested in Bolton town centre after defying a ban on going into shops during the day.

Over 45 years of offending Hankinson targeted high street shops – and had even taken his unsuspecting wife on a shoplifting jaunt during a sightseeing coach trip.

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