Grantham court: Pregnant mum-of-eight in ‘trolley dash’

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Heavily pregnant mother-of-eight Anne Marie Fenton was caught following a failed “trolley dash” at Asda.

Fenton, 33, of Meres Road, Grantham, attempted to steal £316 worth of cosmetics and other groceries with co-accused Simone McDonald of Tamar Court, Grantham.

The court was told McDonald’s case has been referred back to the Crown Prosecution Service for a caution to be considered.

Stuart Wild, defending, did not intend to steal when they first entered the store but “at McDonald’s suggestion they did a trolley dash”.

Mr Wild added: “In her present physical condition it is fair to say it was less of a dash than is usual in such cases.”

The pair succeeded in getting back to their car but were stopped by police in Barrowby Road.

Fenton admitted theft, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

However, magistrates deferred sentencing for six months to give Fenton, who was due to have her ninth child at the beginning of last week, time to give birth and recover.

The case was adjourned until March 3.