Northampton addict admits 12 shop thefts to feed habit

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A drug addict who admitted carrying out 12 thefts to feed his habit has been given a rehabilitation order and a curfew.

Anthony Freel admitted stealing alcohol worth £48 from Budgens in Kettering on October 15, and aftershave worth £97.50 from Boots, in Weston Favell, on October 21.

He asked for 10 further thefts to be taken into account when he appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court.

Jerena Tomaszweska, prosecuting, said: “It is clear that drugs are the issue here.”

Freel, aged 33, of Thorn Hill, Briar Hill, Northampton, was given a 12-month community order, with a six-month drug rehabilitation order, and a daily curfew from 10am–7pm.

He was also ordered to pay £97.50 compensation to Boots.


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