Desperate addict stole chocolate bars

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A Mansfield drug addict has admitted stealing 14 bars of chocolate from Mansfield’s Poundland store in desperation after losing benefits.

Town magistrates were told how Adam Cawthorne (33), of Station Road, had struggled to get his payments re-instated after being released from prison.

Mark Stocks, defending, said Cawthorne had 65 previous convictions and a third of them were for dishonesty.


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