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Shoplifter joined €2k raid from M&S store

A MAN with a drinking problem was one of four people who stole more than €2,000 worth of clothes from a Dublin store by using security-evading foil-lined bags.

David Hanney (36) was ordered to carry out community service to avoid a jail sentence for his part in the theft at a Marks & Spencer branch.

Hanney, of Ferryman's Crossing, Seville Place, Dublin 1, pleaded guilty to stealing €2,308 worth of clothing from the store at Liffey Valley on March 3 last. He also admitted possession of a foil-lined bag with intent to commit a theft.


Sergeant Mary Doherty told Blanchardstown District Court the accused entered the shop with another man and two women who put the clothing into four bags and left without paying.

They were caught and the property was all recovered in a saleable condition.

The court heard Hanney had five previous convictions for offences including theft.

Judge Anthony Halpin ordered him to carry out 100 hours community service instead of a three-month sentence.