Mum stole cream ‘to get back at partner’

A MOTHER-of-two threw stolen face cream on the floor after police officers told her she was going to be detained.

Michelle Beck, of Uplands Drive, Grantham, admitted stealing the Olay face cream and some Dolce and Gabbana perfume from Boots in Grantham on February 1. She was seen on CCTV moving the items into her handbag and leaving the store. She realised she was being followed and ran to Norton Street where she was stopped.

Jill Derby, prosecuting, said: “She handed back the perfume and threw the other item on the floor when she realised she was going to be detained.”

Rob Arthur, defending, said she had had a difficult month and had done it to get back at her partner after an argument. She was given a six month conditional discharge and made to pay £40 towards costs.