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Stroud man admits stealing wine - even though he can't remember it

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

Stroud Magistrates' Court

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ALTHOUGH he couldn’t remember stealing a bottle of wine a Stroud man admitted he had done it.

“To be honest, I can’t remember it but I will plead guilty because I of my previous - I know what I’m like,” Adam Christopher Cairney, 40, told Stroud Magistrates’ Court.

Kathryn Jenkins, for the prosecution, said Cairney, of Duderstadt Close, Paganhill, was spotted by security staff at Sainsburys in Dudbridge on November 30, with a £5 bottle of wine in his hand.

“He made off without paying for a bottle of wine and he was followed by security staff,” she told the court on Monday, March 10. “In police interview he recalled using the checkout but not paying for the wine.”

He was given a 12 month conditional discharge, with costs totalling £100.

Bench chairman Dr Hazel Padfield warned him what would happen if he committed an offence and broke the conditional discharge.

“That’s fair enough,” he replied. “I don’t want to waste your time young lady.”

She reminded him of what could happen and he replied: “And see your lovely face again? Not a problem. I don’t want to see you again - not that I wouldn’t like to see you again.”

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