A Ramsgate shoplifter who assaulted a policeman has appeared in court

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A Ramsgate man who assaulted a police office, threatened people in the street and went shoplifting after failing to answer bail has been given a suspended sentence.

Dean Luckhurst, of Augusta Road, was sentenced on 22 March at Medway Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, criminal damage, shoplifting and two counts of failing to surrender to court bail.

He pleaded not guilty to going equipped for theft, shoplifting and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, but was convicted of the offences by magistrates.

On 11 December 2016 the 21-year-old stole a phone charger and power bank chargers worth £12 from a shop in High Street, Canterbury.

He also used threatened and abused people in the street and had bolt croppers and scissors in his possession, for use in connection with theft.

On 5 January he failed to surrender to bail at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

On 9 January he stole speakers, headphones and a tablet device worth £359 from a supermarket in Angel Lane, Tonbridge. He also damaged police fast straps and assaulted a police officer.

On 14 March he failed to surrender to bail at West Kent Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates sentenced Luckhurst to 180 days in prison, suspended for two years.