Man stole watch from store

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man was found outside a supermarket wearing a watch he had stolen in the store.

Richard Graham committed the crime after stopping taking his anti-depressant tablets.

Graham, 41, of Lewtas Street, North Shore, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was given an 18-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Pamela Baldwin, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Graham was seen acting suspiciously in Sainsburys on January 16.

Jessica Partington, defending, said her client had suffered from depression for 10 years. He then got a job, started to have more contact with his daughter in Scotland and began to feel much better.

He thought he no longer needed his anti-depressants, so he stopped them. He is now back on them.