‘I didn’t know what I was doing’

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A woman has told a court she had had a couple of drinks and “didn’t really know” what she was doing when she stole more alcohol.

Elizabeth Hayes, 38, of Clevedon Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to theft.

She was fined £75 with £30 costs and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said a security officer at Costcutters, Westcliffe Drive, saw Hayes put two cans of lager in her bag on March 15 at 5.27pm.

When stopped outside the shop, Hayes handed over only one can to the security officer, the court was told.

Hayes told magistrates: “I had a couple of drinks that day, and I didn’t really know what I was doing.”