Grantham court: Man who stole snacks had also broken curfew

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A man appeared in court after he breached his bail conditions by ignoring a curfew.

Alexander Bailey, 20, of Harlaxton Road, Grantham, was found with a number of other people in the street near to where he lived on June 29.

He also admitted other offences of stealing two Galaxy chocolate bars, an energy drink and two chicken sandwiches from B&M Bargains in Grantham on May 27.

Prosecuting, Daniel Pietryka told the court that Bailey was stopped by security outside the store where he admitted taking the items.

He said he had wanted something to eat.

Mr Pietryka said the bail conditions related to separate charges. The curfew ran from 7pm to 6am.

Julian Sheen, defending, said that due to problems Bailey’s benefits had ended and he was left with no income.

He was so desperate that he stole the items in B&M bargains for his own use.

Mr Sheen said the benefits issue had since been resolved.

Magistrates imposed a six months conditional discharge on Bailey with his bail conditions to continue.

As well as the curfew, Bailey must not enter the Co-op in Princess Drive or contact four named persons.

He was ordered to pay £40 in costs and a victim surcharge of £15.