Swift justice for bookies thief

A man who tried to steal cash from Ladbrokes bookmakers in Bath Street yesterday (Wednesday) is now behind bars.

Thomas Hay, 31, of Heanor, leant over the counter in a bid to steal from the till at about 9.45am.

He failed and was stopped from escaping by a customer until police arrived.

He pleaded guilty at Derby Magistrates Court today and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison.