Toiletries thief avoids jail

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

A thief who stole toiletries and reset stolen household items has avoided custody.

Lee Wightman 31, of Mansfield Crescent, Hawick, admitted stealing a quantity of toiletries from Sainsburys in Commercial Road, Hawick, on July 20.

He also admitted resetting stolen household items in Hawick on July 14.

Wightman was sentenced to a Community Payback Order with 180 hours of unpaid work, as a direct alternative to custody.