Impulsive former addict pocketed £30 headphones

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WANTING a volume control on his headphones landed a man with a 12-month community order after he walked out of a Grantham supermarket with them in his pocket.

Christopher Pearson, 24, of Station Road, Grantham, went into Asda to get the headphones on April 6 but he realised that he couldn’t afford the pair he wanted.

He put the £30 pair with a volume control in his jacket pocket and then selected a cheaper pair, which he paid for before leaving the store.

Giles Tyas, defending, said the former heroin addict, who is engaging with services to help his recovery, moved to Grantham to improve his life but he has mental health issues, which make him impulsive.

Magistrates included a supervision requirement in his community order, which Mr Giles said would help to change Pearson’s impulsive behaviour.

Pearson was ordered to pay £45 towards costs.