Choco­late bar cost thief £155

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A PECKISH thief has been slapped with a £155 court bill - after steal­ing a 15p Kitkat.

Lee Scott Ad­di­son, 42, opened up a multi-pack of the choco­late treat while in Pound­land in Mac­cles­field.

His shoplift­ing was wit­nessed by a po­lice de­tec­tive who in­ter­vened.

But Ad­di­son didn’t be­lieve he was a real po­lice­man and tried to leave only to be ar­rested.

At Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court, Ad­di­son, of Range Court, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted theft. He was fined £40 and or­dered to pay £115 costs.

Eileen Rogers, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “De­tec­tive Sergeant Berry saw the de­fen­dant con­ceal­ing a Kitkat from a mul­ti­pack of seven.

“He tried to deal with it on a lo­cal level rather than ar­rest him but the de­fen­dant re­fused to en­gage and was ar­rested.

“He told of­fi­cers he had no money and wanted to eat. He said the rea­son he re­sisted was that he didn’t be­lieve he was a real po­lice de­tec­tive.”

Ad­di­son, de­fend­ing him­self, told mag­is­trates: “I messed up. I was just hun­gry.”

Lynn Moores, chair of the bench, said: “This Kitkat turned out to be very ex­pen­sive for you.”

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