Man charged with DVD thefts

A Newcastle man has been charged with DVD thefts across the North East. Shaun Ripley, 31, is alleged to have stolen DVDs worth £165 from Alnwick Sainsbury’s on July 10 and from the town’s WHSmith on April 4’ as well as elsewhere in the region.

He entered no plea at Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court and will reappear on August 19.