A woman caught shoplifting had tried to bite the security tags off four bottles of spirits, a court heard.Ah, right. To sell to get money to buy drugs?
Kirsty Holt, 24, of Holme Terrace, Nelson, had wanted to steal drink to sell to get cash for food because her benefits had been suspended and she was hungry.Ummm… OK. Sure. That makes sense. I mean, stealing stuff that’s tagged to get money to buy food that… isn't…tagged…. Oh. OK.
I'm sure the magistrates never swallowed it for a minute. Oh. Wait.
The defendant was given a six month community order.About as much sense being made there by the justice system!
Philip Turner, for Holt, said she had had drug and relationship problems. The solicitor said: “She has faced and attempted to tackle these difficulties. She has been to Inspire and is on a methadone prescription. The defendant has mental health issues, is receiving counselling weekly and is on medication every day. ”Imagine what she’d get up to if she wasn't!