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Prison sentence for man who stole charity box from church

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A burglar who stole a charity box from a church in Slough has been given an 18-week prison sentence.

Mark Thompson, of Park Street, Slough, stole the box from the Polish Church of Divine Mercy in Pitts Road on January 30 last year.

The 56-year-old then returned to the church just over a week later – on February 9 – and trespassed with intent to steal.

Thompson pleaded guilty to charges of theft by walk-in and burglary with intent to steal and was sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court on January 6.

He was given an 18-week prison sentence, which will be served concurrently to a sentence he was already serving.

He was also told to pay £450 in compensation.

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