Stole wine from Savers

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A woman battling alcohol addiction stole two bottles of wine from Savers in Spalding but couldn’t understand why, magistrates heard.

Linda Bradley (45) was arrested by a special constable, who recovered the wine worth £7.98, on May 9.

Prosecutor Marie Stace said Bradley at first told police she didn’t have enough money to pay for the drink, but it was found that she did have enough when she was taken to the police station.

Solicitor Mike Alexander, mitigating, said Bradley had made strides to overcome her alcohol addiction but suffered “a few blips on the way”.

She could not explain the theft.

“This was out of her normal behaviour,” Mr Alexander said. “This is a lady who does not normally steal.”

Bradley, of The Crescent, Spalding, received a six month conditional discharge when she admitted theft and must pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.