Nelson heroin addict stole phones from Asda

Nelson heroin addict stole phones from Asda

Nelson heroin addict stole phones from Asda

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A HEROIN addict working at Asda helped himself to three mobile phones, and some nail clippers, for drugs cash and was caught on CCTV, a court was told.

Burnley magistrates heard how Sajid Bashir, 36, had a conviction and a caution for shoplifting, as well as a record for drugs offences.

The defendant, who was asked to resign after he was found out, admitted theft by employee, to the value of £400.46, at the Burnley store, last December 15.

Bashir, of Hibson Road, Nelson, was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

Rachel Griffiths, defending, said Bashir had made a foolish decision. He had previously misused heroin, suffered a relapse last December, and had been struggling to cope.

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1:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CeeBee85 says...

How awful it must be to be in the grips of a drug addiction, especially a substance like heroin. However common sense should dictate that one doesn't use such a substance in the first place as the risks are well known. Hope he recovers from his addiction and sorts his life out. Shame he had to take this route though.
How awful it must be to be in the grips of a drug addiction, especially a substance like heroin. However common sense should dictate that one doesn't use such a substance in the first place as the risks are well known. Hope he recovers from his addiction and sorts his life out. Shame he had to take this route though. CeeBee85
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