Killingholme man stole chicken to appease angry girlfriend, court told
FEAR of getting another tongue-lashing from his angry girlfriend led a man to go out and steal chicken in a desperate bid to "appease" her.
She was furious there was no meat in the house for their Sunday lunch, a court heard.
Barry Britcliffe, 34, of Top Road, South Killingholme, admitted stealing three packs of chicken, valued at £10, from Tesco Express on August 20.
Sue Barker, prosecuting, told Grimsby magistrates Britcliffe was stopped as he left the shop in Yarborough Road.
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Gary Bulbeck, mitigating, said Britcliffe claimed his girlfriend had been "having a go at him" because there was no meat in the house for their Sunday lunch.
"He stole the meat in an attempt to appease her," said Mr Bulbeck.
Britcliffe was given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs.