Court warns man: ‘Bring your suitcase next time’

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A MAN who stole because his brother was “doing his head in” was warned he will be sent to prison if he commits another crime.

A man who stole because his brother was “doing his head in” was warned he will be sent to prison if he commits another crime.

Dominic Harris who lives in Grantham but has no fixed address, admitted stealing Nescafé coffee and sweetener tabs worth £2.88.

After his arrest Harris explained that he stole the items because he was staying with his brother who kept complaining that he wanted a cup of coffee.

Edward Johnson, prosecuting, said Harris decided to steal the coffee because “his brother was doing his head in so he decided to go and nick some coffee”.

Magistrates said they were encouraged by Harris, 32, submitting a clean drugs test and from a positive statement on his behalf by Addaction.

He admitted theft and failing to comply with a suspended sentence order. He was sentenced to an extra month on his drug rehabilitation order and ordered to pay a surcharge of £15.

Magistrate Kevin Moody warned Harris that he would not be so fortunate next time, adding: “If you come back in front of the bench for a further breach then bring your suitcase because you won’t be walking out again.”