A THIEF who failed to turn up to court has been sentenced by magistrates.

Aneta Kolinska appeared before magistrates for sentencing after she was found guilty in her absence of three counts of theft from a shop.

Kolinska, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Mark Lewis, also admitted one count of failing to surrender to police or court bail at the appointed time.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 48-year-old had stolen a four-pack of Carlsberg lager worth £4.85 from Spar in Ledbury on February 6, a two-litre bottle of cider worth £1.99 from Aldi in Ledbury on March 7, and four cans of alcohol worth £6.45 from Aldi in Ledbury on July 19.

She had also failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at Hereford's magistrates court on January 2, having been released on bail in criminal proceedings on July 20, magistrates in Kidderminster heard.

Kolinska, of Childer Road, Ledbury, was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and fined £120 for the offences and ordered to pay compensation of £6.84 to Aldi and £6.45 to Spar.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £80 and a £48 victim surcharge.