Lighter fluid sniffer caught on CCTV pilfering from Poundland

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AN addiction to sniffing lighter fluid caused a man to steal four canisters of the substance from Poundland in Grantham.

Simon Szulczewski, of Houghton Road, Grantham, admitted taking the cans, valued at £4, on May 24.

Jill Derby, prosecuting, said staff saw him concealing the cans while in the store at around 8.50am. He then left the store without making a payment.

Szulczewski, 36, did not remember the incident but recognised himself when he was shown CCTV by the police.

He was given a conditional discharge for six months. Magistrate Madge Marshall-Brown said: “We don’t want to see you back.”