Shoplifter admits stealing whisky, meat and baby milk from Sainsburys, Aldi and the Co-op

A Wearside man pleaded guilty to six charges of shoplifting and one of assault.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:46 am

Stewart Walker, 34, of Coach Road Estate in Washington, admitted the charges when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Walker admitted stealing goods from Sainsburys, Aldi and the Co-op with a total value of more than £400.

They took place between September last year and January this year and included meat, baby milk formula and Glenfiddich whisky.

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Stewart Walker pictured outside of South Tyneside Magistrates Court.

He also admitted an assault on a former partner, which took place on September 2 last year.

Gerald Martin, who was defending Walker, said: “There has been some problems with his universal credit.”

He said Walker also suffers from PTSD following his time serving in the army and has relapsed into taking drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be written and Walker was given unconditional bail until March 9.