Battery thief caught in Poundland, court heard

A battery thief pinched 11 packets to use in his grandchildren's toys, Burnley Magistrates Court heard.

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

The court was told how Gary Bradley (39) was seen by a security guard at Poundland in the town and was stopped. Bradley, of Holmes Square, Burnley, admitted theft to the tune of £33, on Wednesday, October 5th.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was told to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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Mr Nick Dearing, defending Bradley, said he had been given a drugs programme and rehabilitation activity requirement for theft on Tuesday, October 11th.

The solicitor said: "He admitted he had relapsed into drugs misuse. He showed clear insight into the steps he needed to take to address his drugs problems. He has complied fully with the order.