Man Admitted Disorderly Behaviour After His Girlfriend Was Caught Shoplifting

CHRISTOPHER Baldwin was aggressive towards Tesco staff who detained his shoplifter girlfriend in the supermarket car park. He told them to let go of Katie Griffiths, then squared up to one member of staff, threatening to knock their block off. And just

CHRISTOPHER Baldwin was aggressive towards Tesco staff who detained his shoplifter girlfriend in the supermarket car park.

He told them to let go of Katie Griffiths, then squared up to one member of staff, threatening to "knock their block off."

And just four days earlier, Baldwin had been disorderly in an Ely street, when he and his girlfriend had a row, Ely magistrates were told.

Baldwin, 30, of York Road, Sutton, admitted being disorderly on June 19, and using threatening behaviour in the Tesco car park at Ely on June 23.

He was given a six-month supervision order, and fined £50 with £50 costs and a £15 surcharge.

Griffiths, 23, of Churchill Court, Little Downham, admitted stealing £15.51 worth of groceries from Tesco, and her case was adjourned for seven days.

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Mitigating, Michael Judkins said Griffiths had been surrounded by Tesco employees, and Baldwin "was not happy about the way one member of staff dealt with her.