Handbag theft at Cliffs hotel

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A teenager stole a handbag belonging to a woman as she had breakfast at a Blackpool hotel.

Leon Miller grabbed the bag from the back of a chair in the dining room of The Cliffs Hotel and later discarded it in a nearby bin.

Miller, 19, of The Sawmills, Selbourne Road, Layton, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was sentenced to a four weeks tagged curfew from 9pm to 6am and ordered to pay £25 compensation with £50 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool Magistrates.

Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said Miller was in the dining room of The Cliffs Hotel eating breakfast, although he was not a guest on June 1. When challenged he gave a room number which did not check out and he was asked to leave.

Miller was apprehended not far from the hotel and the handbag was found in a nearby bin.

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