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Pair pleads guilty to shoplifting in Haverhill

A pair of prolific shoplifters have pleaded guilty to a string of thefts in Haverhill.

Glen Massie, 32, and Kelly Waterman, 35, both from Beaufort Court in Haverhill, pleaded guilty to a series of thefts from shops in Haverhill at a hearing in Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court on January 20.

The pair were arrested on January 4. The court heard they were in possessionof stolen meat and a foil-lined bag which could have been used in the theft of goods.

Massie and Waterman pleaded guilty to stealing £197 worth of fragrance gift sets from Boots on December 14.

The pair also pleaded guilty to stealing £47 worth of assorted meat from Iceland and £47 of meat from Aldi on January 4.

They also pleaded guilty to stealing meat worth £41, including sirloin steaks and whole chickens, from Iceland on January 13.

This offence, the court heard, was committed while they were on bail.

Massie was also charged with stealing drill bits from B&Q on December 10, which he denies.

The court heard that both Massie and Waterman were stealing to support heroin habits but that they were keen to take part in drugs rehabilitation.

Bernard Turner, who chaired the bench, adjourned sentencing until February 18 pending a report on the pair from the probation service.

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