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Man Makes 'Cry For Help'

Friday September 6 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MAN who stole 52 cans of deodorant from a supermarket was making a 'cry for help', Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Andrew Peter Hackett took a variety of drugs because he had suffered from brittle bone disease since birth, his solicitor Walter Brook said.

Mr Brook explained that Hackett, 28, of Aldham House Lane, Wombwell, had become addicted to some of the drugs.

He added: "Mr Hackett runs out of prescription drugs and has to buy them on the black market. This was a cry for help."

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Hackett went into Tesco at Stairfoot and put the cans of Lynx, worth about £155, into a bag.

"He was going to sell the items to buy tablets," she said.

Probation officer Julie Rock said she was worried about Hackett and asked for him to be assessed for drug rehabilitation.

Hackett, who admitted shoplifting, had his case adjourned until September 20 and was granted unconditional bail.

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Reply Posted by Aidan on Sunday September 8 2013 at 03:11
you there is something wrong with this country if a man has to steal to pay for his much needed medicine... makes me sick

Reply Posted by Mark on Monday September 9 2013 at 12:04
He does not have to steal to 'get his much needed medication' He is clearly abusing his medication by taking an excessive amount of them.

Reply Posted by Ashley on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 17:10
He clearly does have to steal to fund his medication and thats because this country is on its ass, making cuts to nhs and other things that people need!! Its ridicolous... GET IT SORTED IDIOTS!!!

Reply Posted by michelle on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 17:42
the problem isn't anything to do with NHS and any cut backs, it clearly states that this guy suffers with a disease and has done since birth, therefore he would probably be classed as a non worker and on benefits which also means he will get free prescriptions and enough supply to last at least a month. it also states he has become addicted to the drugs so hes also taking more than his usual daily amount. he cant go to back to GP and get another prescription and say "hes run out" as they were to last the month, hence the reason for theft to fund his habit.

Reply Posted by sideroad on Saturday September 14 2013 at 17:40
Cry for help my arse I know this man and he knows what he's doing

Reply Posted by LOL on Tuesday September 17 2013 at 12:00

Reply Posted by LOL on Monday September 23 2013 at 16:17