BRIMINGTON: Beauty shop raider nailed

From the courts
From the courts

A BURGLAR has been sentenced to 16 weeks behind bars for breaking into a Brimington beauty salon.

Steven Flynn, 35, of HMP Stocken, admitted to raiding Fingertips on Chesterfield Road between March 12 and 15, 2012.

A hearing at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court revealed how he smashed a window on the front door to force his way into the shop before thieving nail gel worth £180.

The glass panel had been partially cracked for some time before, magistrates heard.

Helen Griffiths, prosecuting, said the owner of the shop has had to shell out £200 to get the window fixed.

She said: “The owner is very upset and it has caused her a lot of inconvenience. It’s a small salon and something like this can effect business greatly.”

The owner closed the shop around 5pm on the day in question, as normal following a day’s trading.

The owner also noticed around £5 and £6 in change had gone missing.

Mr Bashford, defending, said Flynn had an ongoing heroin problem that was being addressed during his time in HMP Stocken where he is currently serving a prison sentence for a previous offence.

He said: “He says he will remain drug free. If he remains drug free then he will not find himself in the courts.”

Magistrates sentenced Flynn to 16 weeks in prison to be served concurrently following the completion of an existing sentence.

No order for costs or compensation were made.