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Warrant issued for man accused of Christmas shoplifting spree in Newmarket




Police are hunting for a man who is accused of stealing more than £200 worth of champagne from a Newmarket petrol station over Christmas after he failed to turn up to court.

Homeless Gareth Collin-Arbon is accused of a shoplifting spree over the festive season and was expected to attend Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich , to answer four charges of theft.

On December 19 last year the 35 year old is accused of taking three bottles of champagne worth £88.50 from the BP Garage in Bury Road.

Police are hunting for a man who is accused of stealing more than £200 worth of champagne from a Newmarket petrol station over Christmas after he failed to turn up to court. Picture by Mark Westley.
Police are hunting for a man who is accused of stealing more than £200 worth of champagne from a Newmarket petrol station over Christmas after he failed to turn up to court. Picture by Mark Westley.

He is accused of going back days later on Christmas Eve, when he allegedly took four more bottles of champagne worth £114.

On Christmas Day, the charges claimed, he took two more bottles of champagne worth £57.25.

And on December 28 he is accused of going back to the petrol station for a fifth time, and is accused of taking five packs of steak worth £30.

Collin-Arbon is also accused of breaking a community protection notice in January of this year by begging in Newmarket.

After he failed to attend court on Wednesday magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.

The man is believed to live in the Newmarket area, but has no fixed abode.

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