Thief given chance
tributes: Aisha Ali. A FORMER drug addict has been given the chance to get her life back on track by a court.
Yasmin Khan (36), of Kesteven Walk, Peterborough appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.
The court was told Khan was seen taking £132 worth of deodorant from Wilkinsons in Peterborough on April 18 this year.
She was caught outside the shop and arrested. She said she was drunk when she committed the offence and tested positive for heroin at the police station.
On Tuesday, May 22, she was seen taking £180 of baby clothes from Mothercare. Again she was arrested and said she had been drinking after taking a heroin replacement script.
Khan, who has 36 previous offences of dishonesty, told the court she had stopped taking heroin two weeks ago.
The court was also told she was working closely with the probation service for the first time in a number of years, after securing a stable address.
Chairman of the bench Dr Vivian Thomas sentenced her to a community order, involving supervision for one year and also education, training and employment sessions.
Dr Thomas said: “Hopefully you will be able to achieve something with your life. You are too young to go on down the road you have been. You should take advantage of the support from probation.”