Addict is given chance to change

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A drug addict and offender who stole meat has been given a chance to turn his life round.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, November 28, how Vincent Fullwood, 30, of no fixed abode, admitted stealing meat from Crawshaw’s butcher shop, on Lower Pavements, Chesterfield.

Probation officer Julia Gillott said Fullwood has 14 previous convictions and the majority of his offending has been motivated by an effort to feed his heroin habit.

However, she added he has expressed remorse and is motivated to change his life.

Fullwood, who pleaded guilty to theft, was sentenced to a 12 month community order with supervision and drug rehabilitation after the offence on November 27. He was also given one day’s custody which he has already served on remand. District Judge Andrew Davison warned any new offending could lead to custody.