Drug addict stole bins from Worksop B&Q

A Worksop drug addict was jailed for stealing incinerator bins from B&Q, a court has heard.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 6:23 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

Martin Thomas Hart, 36, of Doncaster Road, Langold, admitted stealing the bins and breaching an court order which banned him from entering the store’s premises on the Sandy Lane Retail Park on May 12.

He also admitted failing to attend for a drug test after opiates were found in his blood on May 4 and failing to answer bail on May 20.

Robert Carr, prosecuting, said: “On May 12, two officers were on duty on wasteland behind the B&Q in Worksop.

“Mr Hart was carrying two incinerator bins. He said ‘Good evening’ to them and said he had just found them.”

The officers checked CCTV and saw that Hart had taken the bins, worth £42.

The court heard he had been released from prison in February after serving a sentence for theft.

Chris Perry, mitigating, said: “On the positive side of things he is not a violent or a dangerous offender.

“Opiates are the problem. The constant stealing and low-level crime is to fund that addiction.

“He’s not a young man any more but he can still turn his life around. He’s not wasting the court’s time and money.

“He deserves some real credit.”

Magistrates sentenced Hart, who appeared via videolink from HMP Nottingham, to 12 weeks in prison.

After his release he will be placed on a 12 month supervision order. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115.