Prolific thief snared by rookie constable

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A THIEF has been jailed for 10 months after nicked by a special constable on her first day on duty.

Lee Kenyon, of Whalley Avenue, Windle, admitted a string of offences at St Helens Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 16.

He was spotted by two officers, one of whom was on her first day of duty as a Special Constable, running through the town centre on Wednesday, February 15.

They gave chase and arrested Kenyon on suspicion of theft from a local shop.

He was searched and officers recovered a small amount of cannabis and heroin as well as a Blackberry phone stolen from a burglary on January 25, 2012 at St Helens College.

Kenyon was also wanted in connection with a cash burglary at the Rainford Labour Club on Ormskirk Road on Christmas Day.

He was subsequently charged with two burglaries, theft, shoplifting and possession of heroin and cannabis.

Insp Jerry Harris said: “Kenyon was wanted in connection with a burglary at Rainford Labour Club and this was a good arrest for the officers, in particular for the Special Constable who was on her first shift with us. Our officers continue to work hard to detect and prevent crimes and will act on all information we receive.”