A HEROIN addict has appeared in court after a break-in at a homeless charity in Sunderland.
Kieron Tyrrell, 18, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court where he admitted burglary at homeless charity Centrepoint on September 21.
When he was arrested he was found in possession of the class B drug cannabis.
Alec Burns, prosecuting, told the court how Tyrrell was addicted to heroin following a difficult childhood. Tyrrell, of The Fells, Plawsworth, County Durham, admitted burglary and possession of cannabis.
He told Judge Brian Forster that since the incident at Centrepoint he is now taking a substitute drug and is volunteering at a different homeless charity.
Tyrrell will be sentenced the week commencing December 1.