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‘Harsher punishments’ for Guernsey criminals during coronavirus

Police are asking anyone in Guernsey to ‘behave responsibly’ during the pandemic. Credit: ITV Channel TV

‘Harsher punishments’ are likely to be given to people convicted of crimes during coronavirus ‘lockdown’ in Guernsey.

This warning has come after a 47-year-old man has been sentenced to three months immediate custody after stealing from a supermarket.

Jason Crowther entered a Channel Islands Cooperative store in Guernsey and then stole items. Staff challenged him before calling the police.

He pleaded guilty to theft and disorderly behaviour.

The Judge was clear that committing offences during the current medical emergency was an aggravating factor and that the police should not have their resources wasted by irresponsible people committing offences like this.

– Guernsey Courts Statement

Police are asking anyone in Guernsey to ‘behave responsibly’ during the pandemic.

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