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Thief Given Year To Prove Herself

Friday September 20 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A THIEF has been given a year to prove she can stop committing crime and keep off drugs.

Diane Mavis Muirhead, 29, asked to be locked up when she was arrested as her life was in such a state, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Eric Bray, defending, said Muirhead had a methadone prescription and her benefits stopped and went back on heroin.

"There's hope," said Mr Bray. "During her 34 days in prison on remand, her methadone prescription gas been restored and she's managing well.

"When she is released, the prescription will continue."

Felicity Hemlin, prosecuting, said Muirhead, of Bond Street, Wombwell, targeted a branch of Poundstretcher twice. She stole almost £200 worth of bed linen.

Muirhead, who admitted two thefts, was ordered to undergo 12 months of supervision and to attend a project for women. She was also ordered to pay £194.87 in compensation, costs of £85 and a £60 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by Someone moral on Saturday September 21 2013 at 06:20
This isn't even news. Shut up. Stop victimising people by publicly shaming them and giving their name and address for the lifestyle choices they choose and processes they go through in court. There are more important things you could be doing with your ability to use the English language.

Reply Posted by yeah right on Saturday September 21 2013 at 08:26
Only victims in this case are the shop owners and her family. Dianes been using heroin for years. For her sake lets hope she does prove herself. Such a waste of life!!

Reply Posted by daz on Saturday September 21 2013 at 19:45
the shud be named and shamed pple make there own choice to take drugs other pple dnt turn to smack when they av problems get a ****** grip wome. Ya probly knw her thats why yav put that

Reply Posted by becky on Saturday September 21 2013 at 22:15
I no her pretty well actually n her address shouldnt av bin put!! I dint put 1st comment but she wa in straight n narrow whilst on meth

Reply Posted by Ha on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 17:40
Another scrounger costing us working people more money on free prescription drugs because they choose to be thieving smack rats! How can anyone defend these people

Reply Posted by Karen on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 17:51
To all that criticizer, There but for the Grace of God go you...You never know what the future hold so be aware of your criticize-ms....

Reply Posted by paul on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 19:54
hang on a minute, but if shes skint and had her money stopped hows she pay compo and court costs back, haha oh dear its come to summat na to be named n shamed for such a small crime, thankgod I dunt buy newspapers cos its all crap that gets reported nowadays.

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 20:50
Dirty little smak rat !

Reply Posted by dollie on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 21:11
so its ok to steal from a store they have insurance yeah the fact they have to pay more each year nothing to do with it and yes i do feel sorry for the family but she made the choice to take drugs and steal to pay for them pity they didnt show a photo and just so you know i have been so skint i have had to do without and so have my kids but at no time no matter how low i was i didnt stoop to her level and never would i worked to make my money and had help from nobody instead of feeling sorry for her help her to make good choices and live a life she can remember without the drug haze spoiling it

Reply Posted by Andy Clegg on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 21:53
She must have stolen half of the store and put it in a Luton van

Reply Posted by doh ! on Thursday September 26 2013 at 02:18
so she's on methadone... benefits stop....... she steals for heroin !!........ not stealing to pay bills.. buy food ... I know stealing is wrong full stop.. but if you have to, get your prioritys right !

Reply Posted by Stevo on Sunday September 29 2013 at 11:46
Rubbish as per usual!

Why not give her 18 months in chokey and MAKE her detox WITHOUT methadone?
Make her think twice about her life then wouldn't it?

Oh no you cant do that as the politically correct idiots will tell us its inhumane making people detox without methadone, what is inhumane is letting these drug addicts that do NOT want to change their lives back onto the streets scrounging for "busfare", shoplifting and burgling houses to feed their habits.