Burnley Tesco thief ‘was at end of his tether’

This Is Lancashire: Burnley Tesco thief ‘was at end of his tether’ Burnley Tesco thief ‘was at end of his tether’

A THIEF who stole a four pack of lager in Tesco and started drinking a can wanted to get arrested, a court was told.

Burnley magistrates heard how father-of-two Jason Forrest, 44, was at the end of his tether as everything that could go wrong in his life had.

Forrest, of Cog Lane, Burnley, admitted theft to the value of £5.85 at Burnley on June 27. He received a six-month conditional discharge.

Janet Sime, defending, said Forrest had not received by help from anybody. He had been robbed at the beginning of that week and his phone, benefit money and everything else had been taken from him.

The ‘tipping point’ came that day when he was due to see his children and he was beside himself when he couldn’t get funds from anywhere.

Miss Sime said the defendant, who had physical and mental health problems, wasn’t bothered and just wanted to get arrested. The solicitor added: “Just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”

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7:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Get the violin out.
Get the violin out. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 4

8:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

johnley says...

get a job, it might help.
get a job, it might help. johnley
  • Score: 7

8:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

andy1 says...

He has physical and mental health issues you try getting a job with conditions like these. Im not saying what he did was right but a cry for help? Also not like TESCO are going to go bust now is it.
He has physical and mental health issues you try getting a job with conditions like these. Im not saying what he did was right but a cry for help? Also not like TESCO are going to go bust now is it. andy1
  • Score: 2

9:26pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gazzandste says...

Benefit money, what a joke. Get some work done you lazy tw4t. hard working people have to keep you and your so called thieves. Some low life beat you to your Il gotten gains.
Benefit money, what a joke. Get some work done you lazy tw4t. hard working people have to keep you and your so called thieves. Some low life beat you to your Il gotten gains. gazzandste
  • Score: 3

9:31pm Wed 9 Jul 14

johnley says...

andy1 wrote:
He has physical and mental health issues you try getting a job with conditions like these. Im not saying what he did was right but a cry for help? Also not like TESCO are going to go bust now is it.
i understand where your coming from, but doesn't every alcoholic have mantle heath problems, ( and before u say, how do i know he is a alcoholic.) why didn't he go for a sandwich, or a chocolate bar. he as drank his dole money, sold his phone, still ****, goes nicking. Now what they should of done with him, is.. 3 months nick to detox, a kick up the ****, and into work like the rest of us. instead of **** up his hand out.
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: He has physical and mental health issues you try getting a job with conditions like these. Im not saying what he did was right but a cry for help? Also not like TESCO are going to go bust now is it.[/p][/quote]i understand where your coming from, but doesn't every alcoholic have mantle heath problems, ( and before u say, how do i know he is a alcoholic.) why didn't he go for a sandwich, or a chocolate bar. he as drank his dole money, sold his phone, still ****, goes nicking. Now what they should of done with him, is.. 3 months nick to detox, a kick up the ****, and into work like the rest of us. instead of **** up his hand out. johnley
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Truth will out says...

They're always fit enough to have kids that I pay for, a phone that I pay for, and now lager that I would have paid for had the benefit money (my taxes) not run out.

They're never fit enough to get a job and pay for their own kids, their own phones, their own lager.
They're always fit enough to have kids that I pay for, a phone that I pay for, and now lager that I would have paid for had the benefit money (my taxes) not run out. They're never fit enough to get a job and pay for their own kids, their own phones, their own lager. Truth will out
  • Score: 8

9:45pm Wed 9 Jul 14

icannotrace says...

There but by the God's grace go I
There but by the God's grace go I icannotrace
  • Score: -4
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