A serial charity box thief who struck while subject to a suspended jail term, has been spared jail.*sighs*
Calvin Banks, 27, was said to have been desperate for cash when he helped himself to boxes in which people had put donations for good causes, including the North West Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Salvation Army.I expect it was to buy a present for his elderly mother. Yes, that must have been it. Not drink or drugs, surely?
The defendant, who has four offences on his record, was given a last chance by a judge to see if he could sort his life out.And, in a neat twist, it seems even his mouthpiece couldn’t manage the usual tongue-in-cheek mitigation:
Kristian Cavanagh, for Banks, said he was ashamed of having committed the offences and appeared remorseful.Heh! We know what you mean, Kristian…