A TEENAGE girl who admitted burgling a bridal shop and post office has been jailed for six months.
The Chronicle won the right to name and shame repeat offender Samantha Morgan, 17, at Vale Royal Youth Court on Wednesday, despite solicitor Derek MacDonald dismissing her crimes as “minor” offences.
Morgan, of Alt Walk, Winsford begged magistrates for “one last chance”, but was locked up after the bench told her they had heard it all before.
At a hearing on March 7, she pleaded guilty to stealing £290 worth of alcohol from the One Stop Shop, Delamere Street and 12 wedding dresses worth more than £8,000 from Tiaras and Tails, also on Delamere Street.
She also admitted attempting to break into a house.
Mr MacDonald, defending, said: “It’s a case of déjà vu. It’s frightening for a girl of 17 to have been sentenced to custody on at least three or four occasions.”
The solicitor blamed others for leading his client astray. “If you look at the offences, on each occasion there was someone with her,” he said.
Morgan, who has a string of previous convictions, said: “I’m really sorry. I just want to be given a chance to sort my life out.
“I want to prove to everyone the girl I am inside. I really want this chance.”
But chairwoman of the bench, Patricia Evans, said: “You’ve had many chances in the past. We see you in court saying the same thing. How can we be sure this time?”