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'Heartbroken' mother will never see sentimental jewellery again thanks to son who stole it

A "heartbroken" mother will never see her treasured wedding ring again because it was stolen by her own son, a court heard.

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Telford magistrates court

Marc Andrew Jones, 24, terrorised his mother and sister at their family home in Shrewsbury last summer, attacking both, stealing a box of jewellery that belonged to his mother and spending money from her bank account.

The money he took from her account totalled £202.99, but the real cost was the loss of sentimental jewellery items including an engagement ring, wedding ring and a piece of jewellery that had been given to her by a friend who later died.

The value of the items, which have not been recovered, has been estimated at £544.

Prosecutor Mr Brandon Cole told Telford Magistrates Court on Wednesday that Jones's offending spanned from early June 2022 to early July, during which time he twice stole his mother's jewellery and twice took money out of her account without permission.

On June 4 he assaulted his sister by grabbing her and hitting her in the collarbone.

Mr Cole said that on July 10 Jones was aggressive towards his mother, "towering over her" and making her feel that she was going to be hit. Jones was removed from the home before any actual physical assault took place.

Jones, now of Castle Street in Shrewsbury, later pleaded guilty to common assault of his mother, assaulting his sister by beating, two counts of theft in a dwelling and two counts of fraud by misrepresentation.

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