Lancaster hospital thief stole items from blood and science lab

​A burglar trespassed in a hospital’s blood and science laboratory to steal items from staff, a court has heard.

By Stef Hall
Monday, 9th August 2021, 3:45 pm

John Phillip Clegg walked into the Royal Lancaster Infirmary department on Boxing Day last year.

The 41-year-old, who is of no fixed abode, appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court.

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Prosecutors told the court Clegg had stolen possessions including a coat, handbag, sunglasses, keys, earrings, bank cards and a driving licence.

He admitted a charge of burglary.

The bench imposed a 16 week prison term, suspended for 12 months, saying there was a “realistic prospect of rehabilitation” in his case.

He was also ordered to pay £740 compensation to his victims.

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