Police have issued a mugshot of a woman without her Muslim veil after she stole taxpayers' cash, having turned up to court wearing a niqab.

Shaheda Lorgat, 49, went for court hearings in a niqab after being charged with stealing £21,000 from a college where she worked as a purchasing officer.

Passers-by were unable to see her face as she arrived at Preston Crown Court, Lancashire, to face justice over the thefts.

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