Man admits being kitted out with tools to go stealing

Simeon Minton

Simeon Minton - Credit: Archant

A man who failed to turn up to a drug rehab programme was found equipped with tools to go off stealing, when police arrived to arrest him.

Police officers found Simeon Minton, 32, in a stairwell in the block of flats where he lives off Laura Place, Lower Clapton, on February 26.

They found he was in possession of a screwdriver, a spanner, a plastic took known as a ‘Lloydie’ and an Allen key.

He was charged with going equipped for theft and failing to attend for a follow-up assessment after testing positive for Class A drugs.

Minton was sentenced to one year imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to going equipped to steal.

Det Const Scott Johnson said: “I welcome the sentence the court has passed to Minton and can only hope he changes his offending ways upon his release from prison.”