Addict mum stole meat one day after another

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A DRUG-addicted mum-of-two stole meat on two consecutive days from the same Grantham store.

Caren Patel of Kipling Close, Grantham stole three joints of meat from the Co-op store in Dysart Road on May 12.

She then returned to the same store the following day and again attempted to steal food items, including meat.

Daniel Paulson, prosecuting, said: “In interview she made full admissions and said she stole to fund her drug habit.”

The court heard Patel had two previous convictions for shop theft, the most recent being from April of last year.

Patel, 30, was fined £70 and ordered to pay compensation of £25, a surcharge of £15 and £40 in costs.