‘Hungry’ thief has sentence deferred

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A MEAT thief stole because he was “very hungry”.

Artur Maciaga told police he had no money and was “hungry, very hungry.”

The 28-year-old, of Fairhurst Drive, admitted stealing £4 worth of meat at the town’s Morrisons supermarket on September 28.

Prosecutor Andrew Richardson told Jedburgh Sheriff Court that staff had been watching the accused as he was a “known thief”.

“He was very candid with police,” added defence solicitor Ross Dow.

“He said he had no money and put the beef into his rucksack.

“He has a drink problem and spends most of his money on that,” added Mr Dow.

Sentence was deferred until November 15 for reports.