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Man jailed for stealing face masks

News   •   Apr 08, 2020 11:59 BST

JAILED: Lerun Hussain

A man has been jailed for three months after being caught stealing surgical masks from a south London hospital.

Lerun Hussain, 34 (8.8.85) of Worsopp Drive, Clapham, SW4, was sentenced to 12 weeks at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 7 April following the incident at King's College Hospital.

Police were called to the hospital in Denmark Hill, Lambeth, at around 11:20hrs on Sunday 5 April after Hussain was detained by hospital security staff after he stole three face masks.

Hussain was arrested on suspicion of theft and also detained for being in breach of a court order.

Later that same day Hussain was charged with theft.

He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7 April where he pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced that same day to three months imprisonment.