Addict given conditional discharge after Greggs theft - The Worcester Observer

Addict given conditional discharge after Greggs theft

Worcester Editorial 2nd Sep, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A GAMBLING and mephedrone addict has been handed a conditional discharge after being caught stealing crisps and coca cola from a city centre bakery.

Craig Addison, of Henwick Road, went into Greggs on the High Street on June 5 and was seen taking the items, worth £1.80, before being chased by PCSO’s who caught him and recovered the goods, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (August 29).

The 32-year-old was given the order for 12 months and was also told to pay court costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.

Defending solicitor David Ollivere said: “When interviewed by police in relation to these matters, he stated he needed help and the help he referred to was his use of the drug M-CAT and his addiction to gambling.

“The court will also note a deterioration of offences in recent times and this has been the only blip of recent times.”


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Worcester Observer.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.