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Prolific church thief given three years in jail
9:50am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Unemployed Carl Weighman, 30, of Crowstone Avenue, Westcliff, took car keys from an unsuspecting churchwarden at St Margaret’s Church, in Lime Avenue, Leigh, then drove off in his car.
He followed this by breaking into St Michael’s and All Angels Church, in Mount Avenue, Westcliff, before helping himself to 42ins £400 flat-screen TV.
The court also heard Weighman had 22 previous convictions for burglaries dating back to 1998.
Judge David Owen-Jones told him: “You have an absolutely appalling record for dishonesty.”
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