Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Dersingham man Jason Drewery who was banned from Co-op went into store and took gin without paying for it

A Dersingham resident who was banned from his local shop thought it would be okay to go back in – but was told he was not allowed in and left the store with a bottle of gin.

Jason Drewery, 37, of Hipkin Road, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted theft from the supermarket on August 22.

Prosecutor Stephen Munton explained that at 2.40pm, Drewery went into the Co-op in Dersingham and picked up a bottle of pink gin and a bottle of lemonade.

The incident took place at Dersingham Co-op. Picture: Google Maps
The incident took place at Dersingham Co-op. Picture: Google Maps

Members of staff noticed him in the store and informed him that he was still banned.

Drewery left the store and took the items without paying for them.

In mitigation, George Sorrell said: “He lives in Dersingham and went into the Co-op. As he was heading towards the till, he was confronted by staff who said that he wasn’t welcome.

“He thought that the disagreement had ended, but he encountered a hostile reception which was uncalled for.

“He left the shop without paying for the gin and has learned a lesson, that lesson is to take his business elsewhere.”

Drewery was ordered to pay £18.35 compensation back to the Dersingham Co-op and cover court costs of £50.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More