Thief stole to fund crack cocaine habit
A thief who went back to crime after a two-year gap did it to fund a crack cocaine habit, Burnley magistrates heard. The court was told how Gary Bradley (39) stole two candles worth £52.98 from Clintons Cards, but told staff: "Sorry, I have taken this," and then handed the goods back. He wasn't bailed and two months later he stole four mobile phone power banks worth £39.96 from Aldi. He told police he was going to sell them for cigarettes.
Bradley, who has 57 previous theft offences on his record, was last before the court in 2014, but was said to have struck again because of a... read more
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