Mother in dock for theft of petrol

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MOTHER-OF-FIVE drove off from a petrol station after filling up because she had no money to pay.

Kelly Coles, 30, of Belmont Avenue, Blackpool, admitted making off without paying.

Angus Craigen, prosecuting, said Coles drove to the Corton Beach service station, Central Drive, in a Rover on September 16.

A passenger got out and paid for several items in the shop, while Coles filled up with £45 worth of fuel.

She then left the forecourt without paying for the fuel.

When interviewed Coles said she had children to visit, she was in a rush and had no money for the petrol.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said Coles had been going through a difficult time and had recently been the victim of violence.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £45 compensation, plus £85 costs, by the bench at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.