Shoplifter in court

A Yarmouth mother of four who tried to shoplift two 32-inch televisions to pay for her drug habit was yesterday ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

A Yarmouth mother of four who tried to shoplift two 32-inch televisions to pay for her drug habit was yesterday ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

Jamie Fotis, 28, was seen trying to walk out of Lowestoft's Tesco supermarket on May 17 and Asda in Yarmouth on July 20 without paying for the sets which were worth £855.

Yesterday, Yarmouth magistrates heard Fotis, of Apsley Road, had a long-term drug addiction.

As well as admitting the two television shoplifting charges, she also pleaded guilty to stealing perfume worth £29 from the Boots in Yarmouth on August 8.

Claire Collins, in mitigation, said Fotis had been clean of drugs since the end of July.

Magistrates also placed Fotis on a 12-month supervision order.