‘Bored’ man stole to feed drugs need

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A man who only started to take drugs in his mid-forties stole to fund his habit.

Paul Scullion got the taste for drugs while he was serving a prison sentence and took them because he was bored a judge was told.

Scullion, 52, of Coop Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft.


He was sentenced to 12 months supervision with nine months drugs rehabilitation and ordered to pay £46 compensation with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Allan Cobain, defending, said: “Blackpool sadly has a reputation for being a bit of a hot-spot for drugs. Temptation was put in his way and he started taking them again.”