Grantham court: Depressed mum stole wine

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A mother of two stole a bottle of wine from a Co-op store when she was depressed.

Hayley Broadhurst, 27, of Belton Lane, Grantham, had already paid for some items in the store on Princess Drive and then took the bottle of Pinot Grigio and left without paying.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, told the court the theft was recorded on CCTV and Broadhurst was identified. She admitted to police she stole the wine worth £5.49.

Defending, Rob Arthur said Broadhurst had recently lost a child and was depressed. He said: “She accepts that this was the reason she was not herself. She seems to have got herself back on track except for this incident.”

Broadhurst was given a 12 month conditional discharge and was told to pay £85 costs, a £15 surcharge and £5.49 in compensation.