Man fined for Morrisons supermarket theft

A 43-year-old man of no fixed abode stole a quantity of meat from a Skegness supermarket, a court heard.

Mr Robert Kenneth Henrys pleaded guilty to entering Morrisons in Wainfleet Road, on April 10 and stealing meat valued at £24.24 at Skegness Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

Henrys was stopped outside Morrisons by police where he immediately admitted the theft and was taken to the police station.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said Henrys had wished to spend a night in the cells due to homelessness but was later released and, since then, his circumstances had improved as he was sofa surfing and staying at a half way house.

Mr Khan also highlighted that despite, Henrys breaching an earlier conditional discharge he was currently on, he had chosen to seek alcohol addiction classes voluntarily to help with his dependency.

Magistrates acknowledged the progress Henrys had made and said despite him breaching his conditional discharge, they did not feel it appropriate to give him another.

They fined him £50, and a victim’s surcharge of £15. They also chose to leave the current conditional discharge and kept cost low as they were mindful of Henrys’ progress and financial situation.