Burnley shoplifter stole almost £170-worth of clothes from New Look

A shoplifter helped herself to a £166.80-haul of clothing from New Look after her benefits were sanctioned, a court heard.
The defendant admitted theft.The defendant admitted theft.
The defendant admitted theft.

Susan Haworth, who has a hard drugs addiction, was stopped and the goods were recovered after she struck at the Burnley branch on October 17th. She immediately told the police: "I'll admit it," the town's magistrates were told.

The 49-year-old defendant had a record for similar offences, which the Bench said was an aggravating feature.

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Mr Nick Dearing, defending, told the hearing Haworth was having treatment for her habit and had stabilised her lifestyle. Her benefits had been sanctioned. The solicitor said: "Sadly, she resorted to shoplifting for the first time this year. "

Haworth, of Hollingreave Road in Burnley, admitted theft. She was given a six-month community order with a drugs rehabilitation requirement and was told to pay £20 costs, an £85 victim surcharge, and a £25 fine.