Woman admits theft from King’s Lynn store

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A woman stole food and alcohol from a Lynn supermarket before kicking out at a police officer as his colleague restrained her.

Rosemary Wain, 29, of Blackfriars Road, Lynn, pleaded guilty to charges of theft and resisting police officers at a hearing in the town yesterday.

Josephine Jones, prosecuting, said Wain selected food and alcohol in Lynn’s Morrisons store on January 30 and left without paying.

She was followed by a guard and arrested by police who took her to the Saddlebow investigation centre, but did not put her in handcuffs.

During the journey, she attempted to open the car’s passenger door and had to be restrained by an officer who was sat next to her.

She then resisted him as he tried to handcuff her and kicked the officer driving the car on the knee.

Jackie Upton, mitigating, said her client was already on a community order imposed for offences committed last September and urged the bench to treat the latest case as a “blip.”

She said that Wain had stolen because she had “run out of money” from her benefits, but added that her financial position had improved since then. The court was also told that Wain, was addressing her drug problems.

Wain was given a 12 month conditional discharge and told to pay £50 compensation and a £15 victim surcharge.