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Drug Addict Given Three-Year Sentence

Saturday August 24 2013


Nichola Pearson Nichola Pearson


A DRUG addict who robbed a female debt collector of more than £2,000 has been given a three-year jail term.

Nichola Pearson, 38, of Gosling Gate Road, Goldthorpe, was addicted to MCAT and robbed the Provident Loans employee when she came to her house to collect a payment.

Pearson had applied for a £300 loan using false details because she was already on a blacklist.

She agreed to repay the cash at £15 a week - but when the debt collector then came to her house Pearson robbed her.

The debt collector told police she felt ‘something sharp’ on her shoulder when Pearson grabbed her money bag and threatened to stab her.

The collector's glasses were knocked off and she suffered bruising to her arm before she raised the alarm by escaping to a neighbour's.

Police arrived and found £2,112 and some cheques were missing from the woman’s money bag.

Nicholas Neale, prosecuting at Sheffield Crown Court, said about a fortnight later Pearson tried to use a credit card at a store in Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe. It was rejected but she and another woman escaped with £53 worth of goods.

When arrested for the robbery Pearson was found to be in possession of a small amount of MCAT. She told police she had snatched the collector's bag and spent most of the money on drugs.

Pearson admitted two offences of fraud, robbery and possession of the drug.

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Reply Posted by sdfg on Sunday August 25 2013 at 11:44
what a lady

Reply Posted by Alex on Sunday August 25 2013 at 14:07
The problem with anything like that is, when she comes out, she will not have to pay it back. It's like anytime you get robbed or burgled and the "trash" get caught, the law says "they paid their penalty by doing time" I say they haven't. When they get released, they should have to pay back every penny to the victims. If it means from their benefit, so be it!

Reply Posted by lesley on Sunday August 25 2013 at 22:19
the earn in prison, the should stay in till they have paid it back.

Reply Posted by gill on Monday August 26 2013 at 10:13
good riddance to her n all, wot a low life eh,..

Reply Posted by max on Monday August 26 2013 at 10:48
it seems that Nichola Pearson has been robbed too, of her looks. She looks like a badly done to 80 year old!! I don't know what the solution to stories like this is.. but Im disgusted of the amount of drug related problems there are. What can be done when there is a town with so many drug taking lazy layabouts claiming benefits living in it, and worse, their kids see it n will just keep up the 'tradition'... Makes me sick...

Reply Posted by jan on Monday August 26 2013 at 11:04
i agree with alex they still sould pay back the money when they get released

Reply Posted by J on Monday August 26 2013 at 17:32
Scum

Reply Posted by Amanda on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 10:43
38?? Good God! Shows what drugs do....I thought she was at least 20 yrs older

Reply Posted by Swampy on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 16:13
Look at state of it!
Kite looks like its abart 80 not 38!

Reply Posted by richard on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 16:23
the trouble is when she comes out of prison she will be straight back on the drugs,as the do say once a junkie always a junkie takes real willpower and a change of lifestyle,if she moves back in same area its same shit different day

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 16:28
Scum bag Druggies. The towns full of the filth !

Reply Posted by Julie on Thursday August 29 2013 at 08:11
thousands need daily drugs in their fight to stay alive - yet pathetic creatures like her want to die 'just for the fun of it' - where will it all end??????

Reply Posted by Hiawatha on Thursday August 29 2013 at 08:17
Bring back hanging the dirty mscrat rat

Reply Posted by Me on Thursday August 29 2013 at 08:20
The thing is when yr a druggie or alcoholic the government give u extra £9 per day 2 help u buy the stuff on top of yr benefit so ppl who r disabled n need help with mobility needs n money 4 everyday living carnt av it n they stop there entitlement and who av worked 4 there national insurance n then theres ppl like her never worked makes me puke

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday August 29 2013 at 10:16
Is that true Me?
Don't know that,and I wish now I didn't. Are you sure?
Its too early for a blood boil situation,but its bubbling.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Thursday August 29 2013 at 15:19
Don't know about that but I do know that Alcoholics and Drug addicts can get disability benefits for their various addictions.
Which begs the question, how the hell can that be right?

Reply Posted by mickey chaplin on Sunday September 1 2013 at 11:08
what a load of tosh you don't get an extra £9 a day what planet u living on if that was the case then everybody would say they are on them

Reply Posted by me on Thursday August 29 2013 at 09:00
Give the low life a lethal injection and rest of them with it!!!!!

Reply Posted by yuk on Thursday August 29 2013 at 10:19
All her mates are in sparrow park. druggies