Man jailed after smearing poo all over his police cell

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for numerous offences in Aylesbury.

Monday, 16th April 2018, 10:52 am
Updated Monday, 16th April 2018, 10:56 am
Michael Fitzgerald, aged 28, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, two counts of criminal damage and two counts of breaching a Community Behaviour Order.

Michael Fitzgerald, aged 28, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, two counts of criminal damage and two counts of breaching a Community Behaviour Order.

He was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 April.

Fitzgerald carried out the thefts at Marks and Spencer in Bicester Road and the Co-op store in Hannon Road on 19 March and 23 March, respectively.

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By carrying out these offences, he breached a Community Behaviour Order.

After being arrested on 4 April he then caused criminal damage to a police cell by smearing excrement in the cell.

Investigating officer, PC Mike Cowdrey of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Aylesbury, said: “Michael Fitzgerald is a prolific shoplifter whose persistent offending has had a major impact on stores, therefore the court imposed a Community Behaviour Order, which he breached.

“On his release from prison the order will still be in place. To breach a Community Behaviour Order is a criminal offence.

“The conditions of the order are that he must not enter the following shops: Co-Op Store in Hannon Road, the Co-Op Store in Wedgewood Street or the Co-Op Store in Jansel Square. Further, Fitzgerald must leave any land or store in the town if he is asked to do so.”