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