Parents who were given overnight accommodation by a charity after taking their poorly baby to Bristol Children's Hospital...Set up a fundraiser for them? Did a sponsored run? Took in flowers and chocolates for the staff?
...stole most of the room's fixtures and fittings.I...
The couple, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, stole pillows, cushions, a duvet, towels, an alarm clock, a laundry basket, a bath mat, a soap dish and a toothbrush holder.*speechless*
Matthew Pitt, defending the father, explained that both defendants were "vulnerable".
"My client has learning difficulties and left a special needs school with no qualifications," he said.
"He has problems with reading and writing and finds it hard to communicate. He also has psychological problems and suffers with depression.
"The couple have three other children – all of whom have been adopted or fostered because of neglect.
"Their son being ill put them under a lot of stress and pressure, especially because they were driving back and forth between their home and the hospital in Bristol.
"They don't have an explanation for why they took the items.
"It was not for financial gain but they accept it was dishonest."Well, that's good of them, eh?
H/T: Dave Cank via email