Purse thief jailed by courts

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A serial purse thief who has struck at least six times in Leyland has been jailed for a total of 36 weeks by a court.

Cheryl Biggar, 31, of Leyland Lane, Leyland, admitted carrying out a string of thefts in June, July and August.

Magistrates previously heard how she stole a purse containing £120 cash and a bank card from Marina Whitfield in June.

On June 22 in Leyland she stole a Purse to the value of £50 belonging to Dawn McCrory.

On July 4 she stole a purse containing £65 cash belonging to Jennifer Crichton.

The court heard she went on to steal £90 cash from a woman on August 8.

On September 19 she stole a purse from another victim, Kelly Gregg-Geldard,

Biggar also admitted using racially aggravated threatening behaviour on August 18.

Sentencing her, the bench said she was unable comply with court orders and some offences were a “breach of trust”.