Prolific thief stole beef and cheese to fund addiction
A PROLIFIC thief who stole cheese and meat to fund his heroin addiction has appeared in court.
Nicholas Williams, aged 27, of Oystermouth Road in Swansea, admitted two offences of theft.
On one occasion, at the CKs store in Sketty, he filled a bag with £40 of joints of beef and left the shop without paying.
On the other, he chose £10 of groceries from the Co-operative store on Plymouth Street and again left the shop, making no attempt to pay.
He asked city magistrates to take a third offence of theft into consideration, also of theft from a Co-operative store.
Williams’s solicitor, Dan Griffiths, accepted his client had an “appalling” record and said his offending was driven by his heroin addiction.
“I concede he has a relatively appalling antecedent history,” he said, but asked magistrates to impose a community sentence to allow him to receive help. He will be sentenced on Thursday.