Sentence deferred on supermarket thief

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A thief stole from a local supermarket, saying he was “hungry”.

Barry Hayward, 32, of Howdenbank, admitted stealing food, light bulbs and razors from Sainsbury’s in the town’s Commercial Road, on March 8.

The stolen items, worth £26.89, were fully recovered.

“He said that he was hungry and had no food in the house,” explained defence solicitor Iain Burke, at a previous hearing at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

“He took these things in a moment of madness,” he added.

Hayward also admitted stealing two bottles of whisky from B & M Bargains, Croft Road, on July 31, and offending while on bail.

Sentence was deferred until October 17 for reports.