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Deportation threat for ‘prolific’ Spalding shoplifter

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A 23-year-old man described by police in Spalding as a “prolific shoplifter” could be booted out of the UK after being jailed for 30 weeks.

Mantas Kizevicius (23), of no fixed address, was sentenced by Boston magistrates yesterday after a string of shoplfiting offences linked to his drug habit.

Kizevicius was due before the court last Thursday to face charges, including attempted theft of a bicycle, handling stolen goods and stealing food and alcohol from B and M Bargains, Winsover Road, Spalding.

During yesterday’s sentencing, Kizevicius was warned that deportation was a possibility once he comes out of prison under Home Office guidelines which apply to nationals from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) to be deported if they commit “serious criminal offences.”

Countries which are members of the EEA include European Union states such as Bulgaria, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Romania.

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, said: “Kizevicius’s heroin addiction has resulted in him leading a lifestyle where he has repeatedly stolen from local stores, sometimes multiple times in just one day.

“I am pleased that this custodial sentence will remove him from Spalding and that he will be unable to return upon release.”

 

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