Eight weeks prison for woman who stole coat from Beales in Poole to pay back drug debts

Eight weeks prison for woman who stole coat from Beales in Poole to pay back drug debts

Eight weeks prison for woman who stole coat from Beales in Poole to pay back drug debts

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A WOMAN who stole to pay back her drug debts has been jailed for eight weeks.

Deborah Bayley, of Sea View Road in Parkstone, admitted stealing a Craghopper jacket worth £130 from Beales at the Dolphin Centre, Poole.

But Bournemouth Magistrates heard that the 51-year-old had ‘struggled valiantly’ to rid herself of a drug addiction before falling into a dependency on methadone, and later alcohol.

Nicola Reece, prosecuting, said the defendant entered Beales and selected a Craghopper jacket on March 8 at 3.30pm “She concealed it inside a large blue bag and then left, making no attempt to pay,” she added.

Mike Flynn, mitigating, said Bayley had been working hard to overcome her problems.

“She is a lady who has troubled the courts on many occasions,” he admitted.

He added: “She had major problems with a drug dependency, and struggled valiantly with that before becoming dependant on methadone.”

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2:26pm Tue 20 May 14

High Treason says...

What a grotty looking building that is. Must be depressing to even work there.
What a grotty looking building that is. Must be depressing to even work there. High Treason
  • Score: 8

4:43pm Tue 20 May 14

justme20092009 says...

thats because the picture of bournemouth magistrates court,
thats because the picture of bournemouth magistrates court, justme20092009
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Why does every conviction have a sob story behind it with the intent on trying to reduce the terms?
Why does every conviction have a sob story behind it with the intent on trying to reduce the terms? speedy231278
  • Score: 4

5:02pm Tue 20 May 14

billy bumble says...

I am fervently of the opinion that justice is FAR too weak in the UK

But this does seem to be way over the top

Perhaps there are loads of previous and alive suspended sentences that we have not been told of by the Echo
I am fervently of the opinion that justice is FAR too weak in the UK But this does seem to be way over the top Perhaps there are loads of previous and alive suspended sentences that we have not been told of by the Echo billy bumble
  • Score: 3

9:17pm Tue 20 May 14

DUCKFEEDER says...

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10:05pm Tue 20 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

A female offender actually being sent to jail, did I read that right ?
A female offender actually being sent to jail, did I read that right ? GeorgeW64
  • Score: 1

10:18am Wed 21 May 14

BournemouthMum says...

High Treason wrote:
What a grotty looking building that is. Must be depressing to even work there.
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture. Vile building - the whole road is dismal actually, it should be demolished.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: What a grotty looking building that is. Must be depressing to even work there.[/p][/quote]That's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture. Vile building - the whole road is dismal actually, it should be demolished. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 2

11:18am Wed 21 May 14

Peroni says...

Just what the woman needs ....... To be locked up, getting her meds inside.
Then released with the same addiction she went in with and may even have another by then.
People who have seriously hurt others don't get that in the courts now,
I feel this sentence was a tad too sharp,it's not addressing her problems is it,and how is that protecting the public ?
But the judges know best don't they ? can see that with the lenient sentences on some and heavy on others, seems personal injury to others is not as heavy as financial loss in some way or other.
Just what the woman needs ....... To be locked up, getting her meds inside. Then released with the same addiction she went in with and may even have another by then. People who have seriously hurt others don't get that in the courts now, I feel this sentence was a tad too sharp,it's not addressing her problems is it,and how is that protecting the public ? But the judges know best don't they ? can see that with the lenient sentences on some and heavy on others, seems personal injury to others is not as heavy as financial loss in some way or other. Peroni
  • Score: -1

11:36am Wed 21 May 14

AdelaidePete says...

But if she'd killed someone drink driving she'd probably be fined and lose her licence, but still have her freedom.
But if she'd killed someone drink driving she'd probably be fined and lose her licence, but still have her freedom. AdelaidePete
  • Score: 1

10:02pm Wed 21 May 14

ashleycross says...

Good to see Beales getting a shoplifter convicted -Go Adam!
Good to see Beales getting a shoplifter convicted -Go Adam! ashleycross
  • Score: 0

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