Shoplifter caught stealing chicken and milk


A SHOPLIFTER was caught stealing food and drink.

Carl Farrell was seen by staff stealing chicken and milk from Sainsbury’s in Binchester Street, Simonside, South Shields.

The 29-year-old, of Beach Road, South Shields, was arrested and pleaded guilty to theft at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Joanne Gatens, defending, told magistrates Farrell is due back at the court on October 23 for other matters that are subject to a deferred sentence.

She said: “By committing this crime he has broken the terms of that deferred sentence.

Magistrates adjourned the case until October 23 for the probation service to prepare a report about Farrell.

He was granted bail until then on the conditions he keeps out of all shops in South Shields town centre and Binchester Street and lives at the address given to court.