Community order for Tattershall fuel and dressing gown thief

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A former Tattershall man was told he seemed to have a “sense of entitlement to take what you want or need” when he appeared for sentence by District Judge Murray sitting at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Blanchard, 28, formerly of Browning Court, Tattershall, but now living in Peterborough, was appearing for sentence for three offences of making off without paying for petrol and one of theft of dressing gowns from a house in Louth.

Judge Murray heard that Blanchard had broken into a garden pool area in Louth while he was drunk and looking for somewhere to sleep and had stolen the gowns.

He also heard that he had filled up his Ford Escort with fuel at Sutterton in Tumby Road, Coningsby, and at Bicker Bar and made off without paying on all three occasions.

The judge sentenced Blanchard to a 12-month community order with nine months supervision and ordered him to carry out 70 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay compensation of £115.