Thief stole creme eggs for Mother's Day

A thief who stole creme eggs didn't have any money for Mother's Day, Burnley magistrates heard.

Friday, 12th May 2017, 1:30 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 5:54 pm
Burnley Magistrates' Court

The court was told Craig Joseph Thomas (43) who is on benefits, helped himself to the under-a-fiver goods from Lidl in the town. They were recovered when he was caught.

The defendant, of Rawson Street, Burnley, admitted theft. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Mr Daniel Frazer (defending) said Thomas had struggled with substance misuse in the past, but was now clean of drugs.

The solicitor added: "On this occasion, he had some difficulties in getting some money and he has gone out and committed this offence. He's tried to leave that life behind him."