A THIEF who stole from a charity shop in a Herefordshire town has escaped with a conditional discharge after admitting committing the offence to magistrates.

Keli Butler entered a guilty plea to one count of theft from a shop when she appeared before magistrates in Telford in July.


The court heard from prosecutor Owen Beale that 49-year-old thief Butler, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Ryan Khaira, had, acting with another person, stolen a Superdry bag worth £15 from the Cancer Research charity shop in Ross-on-Wye on October 17 last year.

Butler, of Fenton Close, Shrewsbury, was handed a two-year conditional discharge for the offence.

No order was made for prosecution costs or a victim surcharge to be paid.