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Thief jailed for stealing Poppy Appeal box

Christopher Anderson was jailed Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

A thief has been jailed for a year after admitting stealing a Poppy Appeal box from a Derby pub on Remembrance Sunday.

Christopher Anderson was caught on CCTV walking into the Toby Carvery in Chaddesden and asking for a glass of water.

He then removed the collection box, which was chained to the bar, and left the pub.

The box was found empty in a street near the pub the following day. It contained money raised in support of the Royal British Legion.

Anderson, from London Road in Derby, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the theft.

The 28-year-old appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the theft.

He also admitted a number of other theft and burglary offences in Derby and North West Leicestershire.

He was jailed for a total of 52 weeks.


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