Man jailed over Bradley Lowery charity box theft
A man has been jailed for stealing a charity box raising funds for a five-year-old boy with terminal cancer.
A Bradley Lowery collection box was stolen in Peterlee on Sunday.
On Monday, Durham Police tweeted a picture of coins in a bag and the message: "Got your money back mate, keep fighting buddy."
Stephen Whitworth, 35, of no fixed abode, admitted theft and was jailed for 12 weeks at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.
Whitworth was also told he had to pay £80 compensation at the hearing on Monday.
Bradley, five, from Blackhall Colliery near Hartlepool, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013.
Bradley, had a visit from Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe while in hospital, is set to be a mascot for England when they play Lithuania on 26 March.