Newham woman in court over duvet thefts

A shoplifter who made off with three duvets in the space of a week will be sentenced this month.

Sharon Chirekeni, of East Ham, pleaded guilty to stealing two duvets - worth a total of £95 - during on spree in Ilford in May.

The 36-year-old also admitted returning to the same shop to steal another duvet set, worth £100, three days later.

Having been granted bail at an earlier hearing, the Katherine Road resident then failed to turn up for a scheduled appearance at Thames Magistrates Court in July.

Her case was referred to Crown Court by District Judge Gary Lucie at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday.

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She will be sentenced for theft and fail to surrender to bail at Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 28.

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