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Serial Shoplifter Arrested After Farting In A Police Officer’s Face

Farting dodgers: Serial pickpocket who slapped police in face during arrest jailed for almost three years for stealing £33 worth of beer and cider from Tesco

  • Matthew Hapgood had ‘wind blowing in officer’s face’ during arrest, court heard
  • The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to four crimes including shoplifting
  • Judge Ian Pringle QC sentenced him to 34 months in prison at Oxford Crown Court on Friday

A serial pickpocket who farted in a police officer’s face during his arrest has been jailed for almost three years for stealing £33 worth of beer and cider. Tesco.

The court heard Matthew Hapgood, 41, “slapped the officer in the face during that arrest” on March 21.

Hapgood pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to robbery, shoplifting, possession of a blade and criminal damage.

The court heard Matthew Hapgood, 41, “slapped the officer in the face during that arrest” on March 21.Police arrest him after stealing £33 worth of beer and cider from Tesco

On Friday, Judge Ian Pringle QC sentenced him to 34 months in prison.

“You have a long history with no fewer than 31 previous convictions for 83 offences, all related to the drug or alcohol addiction that accompanies you most of your adult life,” he said.

Ronan McCann said in moderation that his client’s problem was related to “long-term substance-related addiction.”

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