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Nelson thief steals charity box

The defendant stole the Royal National Lifeboat Institution collecting box.
The defendant stole the Royal National Lifeboat Institution collecting box.
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A mean thief helped himself to a charity box from the Ace Centre in Nelson, a court was told.

Brian Barnes pinched the Royal National Lifeboat Institution collecting box, which was thought to contain several pounds.

Barnes, of Hibson Road in Nelson, admitted theft on February 23rd. The 56-year-old was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was told by the Bench to pay £10 compensation.