A man has been sent to prison for three months after he was caught stealing life-saving surgical face masks from a south London hospital.
Lerun Hussain, 34, of Worsopp Drive, Clapham, SW4, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7th April.
The theft occurred at the King’s College Hospital on Sunday 5th April.
Police were called to the hospital in Lambeth at around 11:20 hours after hospital security staff detained Hussain after he stole three face masks.
Officers arrived on scene and Hussain was arrested on suspicion of theft. He was also further arrested for being in breach of a court order.
Later that day, Hussain was charged with the theft of the face masks.
He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7th April where he pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.
Lerun Hussain | Image credit: Met Police
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