Do you know Marks & Spencer made an underlying pre-tax profit of £706m, down from last year’s £714m. This was slightly better than analysts expected, with the company saying it had cut costs ruthlessly, reducing the amount of food it had to throw out because it was damaged or out of date.
Maybe that’s why a ‘tea leaf’ (thief) who stole lobster and ice cream from Marks & Spencer walked free yesterday after insisting he only took ‘essential’ items. Perhaps M&S see a way of getting rid of food they would throw out by encouraging thieving from their stores.
Thomas was seen picking out a Canadian lobster, some milk and a tub of ice cream, with a total value of £23.98. He was clutching the goods when he was confronted in the street by a store security guard who he shoved breaking their earpiece.
Thomas, of Hackney, East London, was sentenced to a £55 fine or a single day’s imprisonment, which was deemed already served, after admitting theft.
Illegals found in Cardiff
Six men from India who were in the UK illegally have been removed from the country after they were all arrested at the same house in Cardiff. The six were arrested after UKBA officers went to the property in Ruby Street, Adamsdown, on 9th July after receiving information that immigration offenders were living there.
After finding the six checks revealed that all of them had stayed in the UK illegally after their student visas expired. They were taken to Cardiff Bay police station before being transferred to detention.
A 24-year-old was removed on 10th July, another 24-year-old was removed on 17th July and the other four men – three aged 22 and one aged 23 – were returned to their home country on 18th July.
It is believed that before their arrest the men were working illegally at businesses in Cardiff.
Remember anyone who has information about houses full of illegals should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be assured.