Northampton man admits to local fuel thefts

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A MAN who stole thousands of the pounds of petrol from forecourts in south Northants will a face a Crown Court Judge next month.

Patrick Stokes, 37 of Greenwood Road, Northampton appeared at the town’s magistrates’ on Tuesday after pleading guilty to 10 offences in Brackley, Towcester and Kettering and asked for 74 similar offence to be taken into consideration.

The biggest single theft was £132 from a petrol station in Brackley in December.

Stokes was bailed and sentencing postponed after the prosecution applied for an order under the proceeds of Crime Act and the case was committed to Northampton Crown Court next month.