Ishan Dave, defending, said that Habib was in the area at the time and saw looters.But do we have any evidence that she has these ‘thinking skills difficulties’?
He said: 'Her son began crying for some toys and she went into the shop.
‘She picked up the box in an opportunistic and unplanned manner.
‘She understands she made a mistake. She is very impressionable young woman with thinking skills difficulties who needs considerable care and support.’
He also claimed the box was empty.Ah. Right. Yeah, that’ll be what I was looking for….
Habib, from Canning Town, admitted burglary and was given an eight month sentence suspended for 18 months, given a curfew keeping her at home between 8pm and 6am, told to complete 20 days activities with probation services and 40 hours unpaid work.That’ll teach her!
And I pity the child. No doubt it’ll be featuring on my blog in a few years time…