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A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, for stealing Royal British Legion charity boxes from three different premises in Haverhill.

David Kemp, now of Birmingham but formerly of Fritton Court, Haverhill, was charged with three counts of theft in Haverhill in October and November last year.

The first poppy appeal collection box was stolen from the Londis supermarket in Gloucester Road, on the Clements estate, on October 28.

Kemp then took charity boxes from the Clements Primary Academy in Greenfields Way on November 9, and from Haverhill Arts Centre on November 10.

Kemp admitted the charges when he appeared before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on May 30.

The case was moved to Birmingham after an earlier hearing on May 15 before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court.