Drunk man, 40, stole £5 bottle of wine, court is told

9:43am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A STROUD man told a court that he couldn't remember stealing a bottle of wine but it sounded like something he would do.

Adam Cairney, 40, admitted the theft of a £5 bottle of wine from Sainsbury's in Dudbridge.

"I can't remember doing it but I will plead guilty because it sounds like something I would do. I know what I am like," he said at Stroud Magistrates' Court on Monday, March 10.

The court heard that Cairney, of Duderstadt Close, in Paganhill, left the supermarket without paying for the wine around 3pm on November 30 last year.

"He was stopped by staff and the police were called," said Kathryn Jenkins, prosecuting.

"When interviewed he said he had gone to Sainsbury's because he wanted to buy some cider.

"He said he used the cashpoint and spoke to staff but did not recall going into the shop.

"He said he was highly intoxicated but it sounded like the kind of thing he would do."

Cairney was given a 12 month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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