Chichester jewellers theft attempt - Culprit avoids jail

A man who attempted to burgle a Chichester jewellery shop has been spared jail.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 3:27 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd October 2021, 3:30 pm

Scott McFayden, previously a resident of Bognor Regis — but now of no fixed address — was sentenced for numerous offences at Crawley Magistrates' Court earlier this month.

He had been charged with attempted burglary, with intent to steal, following a trespass incident on June 18, 2020 at Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery in South Street, Chichester.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), he also pleaded guilty to criminal damage and theft from a shop during the hearing.

Scott McFayden had been charged with attempted burglary, with intent to steal, following a trespass incident at Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery in South Street, Chichester.

"He was sentenced to 24 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months," a CPS spokesperson said.

"He was given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement of 20 days and has to attend an alcohol treatment programme."