Thief wears pyjamas to court

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Magistrates Court Darlington Magistrates Court

A THIEF who wore pyjamas to court said she stole to feed herself.

Darlington woman Rebecca Martine Kelly took tins of anchovies and frappucino drinks from a Co-operative store in the town on Thursday, September 26.

Darlington Magistrates Court today (Thursday December 5) heard that the 29-year-old – who has a number of similar convictions – had recently become homeless and was staying in temporary accommodation.

Laura Moorby, mitigating, apologised for her client’s appearance and suggested that her clothing had been stolen by people she shared her accommodation with.

She said: “The people in those properties tend to be drug users and criminals.

“Her property is regularly stolen and that is the explanation for her appearance in court today, she has very little left.

“The theft happened so that she could eat.”

Kelly – of Victoria Road, Darlington – was handed a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.

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8:33am Fri 6 Dec 13

Nomatterwhat says...

Aren't pyjamas de rigueur in darlington?
Aren't pyjamas de rigueur in darlington? Nomatterwhat

2:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

stone-rose says...

West lot wear them to go out trottin this time of year , then they sleep in them
West lot wear them to go out trottin this time of year , then they sleep in them stone-rose

2:59pm Fri 6 Dec 13

stone-rose says...

Do feel sorry for the poor lass this time of year no one should be this destitute, but if drugs are involved then no sympathy .
Do feel sorry for the poor lass this time of year no one should be this destitute, but if drugs are involved then no sympathy . stone-rose

5:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

oliviaden6 says...

She should have got six months for contempt of court wearing pajamas, it is a disgrace to the authorities and affront to public decency
She should have got six months for contempt of court wearing pajamas, it is a disgrace to the authorities and affront to public decency oliviaden6

11:26pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigel d says...

Send her to bed we no supper that'll teach her.
Send her to bed we no supper that'll teach her. nigel d

4:22pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Jackaranda says...

Where does it say you can't go outdoors with ya jimjams on like?
Where does it say you can't go outdoors with ya jimjams on like? Jackaranda

9:51am Sun 8 Dec 13

bishop1 says...

sob story seems to help with a soft sentence these days
sob story seems to help with a soft sentence these days bishop1

12:57pm Sun 8 Dec 13

thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth says...

Pure scum. Oxygen thief. Should be locked up and taken out of society.
Pure scum. Oxygen thief. Should be locked up and taken out of society. thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth

1:02pm Sun 8 Dec 13

cromwell1599 says...

She stole anchovies and frappacino drinks to feed herself ??? Lovely diet, if I was in a situation where I needed to steal to feed myself anchovies wouldn't exactly be at the top of the list.
She stole anchovies and frappacino drinks to feed herself ??? Lovely diet, if I was in a situation where I needed to steal to feed myself anchovies wouldn't exactly be at the top of the list. cromwell1599

6:14pm Sun 8 Dec 13

settheworldonfire says...

stone-rose wrote:
West lot wear them to go out trottin this time of year , then they sleep in them
i am tired! tired! tired! of these comments!!!!!
I AM OFF TO BED...GOODNIGHT...
[quote][p][bold]stone-rose[/bold] wrote: West lot wear them to go out trottin this time of year , then they sleep in them[/p][/quote]i am tired! tired! tired! of these comments!!!!! I AM OFF TO BED...GOODNIGHT... settheworldonfire

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