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Man stole wellies after six pints of cider
8:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
A FIFTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD man told a court he had hit “rock bottom” after drunkenly stealing a pair of wellington boots worth £100 from a house in Evesham.
Kenneth Myers appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday, October 28, when he pleaded guilty to entering an outbuilding in Greenhill, Evesham and taking the pair of Hunter boots.
Prosecutor Adrian Jones said the occupant of the house had seen Myers walk past the window at about 11.20am on Friday, October 11, and phoned her husband to ask him if they were expecting a visit from a gas meter engineer before seeing him running down the path in the direction of the high street carrying the boots.
He was quickly apprehended and restrained by a member of the public until the police arrived.
He said Myers, who admitted he had drunk six litres of cider, was so drunk police were unable to interview him until 1.20am the following morning.
“He did show a great deal of remorse for his actions and said how sorry he was,” said Mr Jones.
Myers, who refused the offer of legal representation and insisted on representing himself, said he could not remember the incident and told the court he was “at rock bottom” after having to move out of his partner’s home in Old School Close, Pershore.
“All I’m trying to do is turn my life around,” he said.
He added he was working hard to patch things up with his partner so he would not be forced to move in with his mother in Keighley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire and had since gone 15 days without a drink.
District judge Nigel Cadbury adjourned the case for sentencing until Monday, November 18, when he said he hoped it would be clearer whether or not Myers would be able to remain in the area.
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