Mansfield woman caught stealing bag on CCTV

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A WOMAN caught on CCTV stealing a handbag from a nightclub has been handed a 12-month supervision order.

Christina Joan Brown (34) of Sherwood Street, took the bag along with another person from an unattended table in Illusions nightclub in July.

It contained a driving license, Nikon camera, cash and bank cards.

She was later arrested at home.

Appearing before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, she admitted the incident.

Defending Sarah Neale said in mitigation that her client had been trying to address her alcohol problems, saying she was “drinking a large amount of vodka per day”.

It was heard how she had a history of amphetamine use but had been addressing it, and that she had been left homeless for a time, but was now beginning to turn her life around and was starting a college course.

She was ordered to pay £100 compensation and ordered to undergo a six-month alcohol treatment requirement.