Photo: Guilty – Howard Lawrence

Former Southport Trinity Chairman pleads guilty to theft 

Howard Lawrence appeared at Sefton Magistrate’s Court last month. At this hearing Mr Lawrence pleaded guilty to theft from his Southport employer.

Mr Lawrence was sentenced to a Community Order. This means that he will be/have to

Do 250 hours of compulsory unpaid work for the community. If he is in employment, he will have to undertake the community work in his own time

Subject to a curfew between 730pm – 630am –  for 12 weeks and will have to wear an electronic tag during this order

Supervised by the Probation Service for a rehabilitation period of 12 months

Failure to comply with any part of a Community Order will result in the case being referred back to court. Courts view failure to comply with Community Orders as a serious matter. They have a range of ways in which they can deal with the failure. These include re-sentencing the offender for the original offence(s) or a fine.

Compensation of £3645.00 has been awarded.

The defendant must pay £80 court surcharge and £85 in court costs.


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