Adam Archer admits breaking into Boscombe’s Sovereign Centre

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AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard.

Adam Archer, of Harewood Gardens, Boscombe, was spotted by a member of the public leaving the centre with a cash till in the early hours of Saturday, June 7.

A short time later the “heavily intoxicated” 32-year-old was found by police inside a telephone box with a haul of stolen items, Heather Jackson, prosecuting, told Bournemouth Magistrates Court.

Archer, who is a recovering drug addict, pleaded guilty to three charges of burglary and one of assaulting a police officer when he appeared in the dock on Monday.

The court heard he smashed two glass doors to gain entry to the building before stealing around £230 in cash, a key and a selection of condiments and confectionery from BBs Café, including sachets of sugar, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Aero chocolate bars.

Miss Jackson said Archer then broke into the Garden Café and stole a till containing around £100.

Archer was later captured on CCTV attempting to break into the secondhand electrical goods shop CeX by throwing a table at the doors but failed to smash the glass.

When he was detained by police he appeared heavily intoxicated and spat at an officer through the gaps of the metal bars in the police van, Miss Jackson told the court.

David Hurley, defending, said Archer had been unable to sleep and had taken drugs and drank alcohol in the hope it would help him sleep.

“He became desperately tired,” Mr Hurley said.

The court heard that Archer had no recollection of being arrested or spitting at the officer and was unable to offer any explanation as to how he acquired the items found in his possession when interviewed by police.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be completed. Archer was released on unconditional bail until July 15.

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6:31am Wed 25 Jun 14

Huey says...

He should be put to sleep permanently
He should be put to sleep permanently Huey
  • Score: 7

6:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............ churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 22

6:38am Wed 25 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

A recovering drug addict taking drugs. He cant of recovered much...Maby he d better go back to treatment in Boscombe. Sorry forget he's already here..
A recovering drug addict taking drugs. He cant of recovered much...Maby he d better go back to treatment in Boscombe. Sorry forget he's already here.. churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 14

7:25am Wed 25 Jun 14

billy bumble says...

Ingenious defence - it would work if he was rich or a celebrity though such is our justice system
Ingenious defence - it would work if he was rich or a celebrity though such is our justice system billy bumble
  • Score: 10

7:49am Wed 25 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

churchill gardens resident wrote:
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
I think you should refer to street map regarding this persons place of residence its Littledown, have you resided opposite Gorsecliff School Playing fields for long.
[quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............[/p][/quote]I think you should refer to street map regarding this persons place of residence its Littledown, have you resided opposite Gorsecliff School Playing fields for long. Lord Spring
  • Score: 5

7:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Must have been a recovering chocoholic by the some of the items taken.
Must have been a recovering chocoholic by the some of the items taken. Lord Spring
  • Score: 14

8:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

JemBmth says...

churchill gardens resident wrote:
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
Hey, careful. I'm a Boscombe resident and am immaculate every day,my grammar is better than yours and I know when to use punctuation marks and capital letters unlike you.
[quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............[/p][/quote]Hey, careful. I'm a Boscombe resident and am immaculate every day,my grammar is better than yours and I know when to use punctuation marks and capital letters unlike you. JemBmth
  • Score: 9

8:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

Well....there's another string to his bow.
Well....there's another string to his bow. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

8:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Controversial But True says...

and the Sovereign Centre security guards were where?
and the Sovereign Centre security guards were where? Controversial But True
  • Score: 11

9:21am Wed 25 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

Controversial But True wrote:
and the Sovereign Centre security guards were where?
and the extra policing was where too?
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: and the Sovereign Centre security guards were where?[/p][/quote]and the extra policing was where too? MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

9:24am Wed 25 Jun 14

UrbanCrab says...

They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it?
They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it? UrbanCrab
  • Score: 12

10:43am Wed 25 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard.

.......

Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time.
AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard. ....... Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

11:18am Wed 25 Jun 14

manjon says...

churchill gardens resident wrote:
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
Me thinks the residents of Harewood gardens will be very upset being placed in the Boscombe area, that will be a knock to property values.
[quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............[/p][/quote]Me thinks the residents of Harewood gardens will be very upset being placed in the Boscombe area, that will be a knock to property values. manjon
  • Score: 8

11:27am Wed 25 Jun 14

Very Old Pensioner says...

Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff
ies&shoplifters.My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.
Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff ies&shoplifters.My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested. Very Old Pensioner
  • Score: 11

11:35am Wed 25 Jun 14

manjon says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard.

.......

Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time.
Whatever happened to counting sheep ?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard. ....... Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time.[/p][/quote]Whatever happened to counting sheep ? manjon
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Wed 25 Jun 14

stevobath says...

Very Old Pensioner wrote:
Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff

ies&shoplifters.
My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.
World Capital of drugs.....

Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc...
Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries.
[quote][p][bold]Very Old Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff ies&shoplifters. My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.[/p][/quote]World Capital of drugs..... Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc... Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries. stevobath
  • Score: -1

2:29pm Wed 25 Jun 14

manjon says...

stevobath wrote:
Very Old Pensioner wrote:
Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff


ies&shoplifters.

My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.
World Capital of drugs.....

Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc...
Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries.
If you read the report you will see this person is from the Littledown estate, maybe people are coming in from different area's giving us Boscombe residents a bad name, shame on them.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Very Old Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff ies&shoplifters. My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.[/p][/quote]World Capital of drugs..... Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc... Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries.[/p][/quote]If you read the report you will see this person is from the Littledown estate, maybe people are coming in from different area's giving us Boscombe residents a bad name, shame on them. manjon
  • Score: -3

4:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

UrbanCrab wrote:
They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it?
I love this...
[quote][p][bold]UrbanCrab[/bold] wrote: They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it?[/p][/quote]I love this... churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Wed 25 Jun 14

manjon says...

churchill gardens resident wrote:
UrbanCrab wrote:
They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it?
I love this...
There's not many places to hide in a telephone box.
[quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UrbanCrab[/bold] wrote: They found him hiding in a telephone box, it wasn't the tardis by any chance was it?[/p][/quote]I love this...[/p][/quote]There's not many places to hide in a telephone box. manjon
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

manjon wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Very Old Pensioner wrote:
Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff



ies&shoplifters.


My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.
World Capital of drugs.....

Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc...
Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries.
If you read the report you will see this person is from the Littledown estate, maybe people are coming in from different area's giving us Boscombe residents a bad name, shame on them.
Littldown is a convenience shop for drugs Boscombe is a super store .
[quote][p][bold]manjon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Very Old Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Boscombe ,the world capital of drugs,dropouts,staff ies&shoplifters. My favourite sweet shop is giving up because he can no longer cope with the thieving lowlife who make his life a misery by nicking his stock.But they have a certain intelligence, they know that if they don't steal more than £5 at one time the Police wiill not be interested.[/p][/quote]World Capital of drugs..... Obviously never heard of Mexico, Brazil etc... Boscombe is high classed compared to drugs problems & violence in these 2 countries.[/p][/quote]If you read the report you will see this person is from the Littledown estate, maybe people are coming in from different area's giving us Boscombe residents a bad name, shame on them.[/p][/quote]Littldown is a convenience shop for drugs Boscombe is a super store . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

5:37am Thu 26 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Lord Spring wrote:
churchill gardens resident wrote:
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
I think you should refer to street map regarding this persons place of residence its Littledown, have you resided opposite Gorsecliff School Playing fields for long.
The Boscombe affect is spreading. I hear Bournemouth will also be known as the new boscombe soon
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............[/p][/quote]I think you should refer to street map regarding this persons place of residence its Littledown, have you resided opposite Gorsecliff School Playing fields for long.[/p][/quote]The Boscombe affect is spreading. I hear Bournemouth will also be known as the new boscombe soon churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 1

5:55am Thu 26 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

JemBmth wrote:
churchill gardens resident wrote:
Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............
Hey, careful. I'm a Boscombe resident and am immaculate every day,my grammar is better than yours and I know when to use punctuation marks and capital letters unlike you.
Never been very good at grammer or spelling but i do my best . I hope you understand
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Yeah he looks like a boscombe resident alright. There certainly trouble in paradise at the moment I just keep looking in the echo for the next story entitled Boscombe ............[/p][/quote]Hey, careful. I'm a Boscombe resident and am immaculate every day,my grammar is better than yours and I know when to use punctuation marks and capital letters unlike you.[/p][/quote]Never been very good at grammer or spelling but i do my best . I hope you understand churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 0

7:23am Thu 26 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

manjon wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard.

.......

Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time.
Whatever happened to counting sheep ?
That's for the Welsh
[quote][p][bold]manjon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: AN insomniac who took a cocktail of valium, cannabis and alcohol in a bid to get to sleep broke into the Sovereign Shopping Centre and went on a stealing rampage, a court heard. ....... Whenever I can't get to sleep I have prawn cocktail. Works every time.[/p][/quote]Whatever happened to counting sheep ?[/p][/quote]That's for the Welsh Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

7:30am Thu 26 Jun 14

skydriver says...

Yet another reason for the total demolition of Boscombe .
Yet another reason for the total demolition of Boscombe . skydriver
  • Score: -2

7:44am Thu 26 Jun 14

Harpenter says...

If I was a trader in the sovereign centre I would have some serious questions as to how someone off their head on drugs and lack of sleep could gain access so easily .... Easy pickings by the sound of it !
If I was a trader in the sovereign centre I would have some serious questions as to how someone off their head on drugs and lack of sleep could gain access so easily .... Easy pickings by the sound of it ! Harpenter
  • Score: 0

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