Shop Lifter Stole Meat To Clear Drug Debt

PUBLISHED: 11:51 10 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010

SHOPLIFTER Stuart Hewlett stole meat from a store in Soham because he needed cash to clear his drug debt, he told police. Appearing at Ely courthouse on Thursday, 32-year-old Hewlett, of Church Road, Wicken, admitted stealing £10 worth of meat from the Co

SHOPLIFTER Stuart Hewlett stole meat from a store in Soham because he needed cash to clear his drug debt, he told police.

Appearing at Ely courthouse on Thursday, 32-year-old Hewlett, of Church Road, Wicken, admitted stealing £10 worth of meat from the Co-op store on July 17.

"I had money problems, coupled with a drug problem," Hewlett told the court.

Sentencing was adjourned for seven days.


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