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Drug addict steals from mother’s home

A man who raided his mother's home three times to feed his drug habit was ordered to attend drug treatment court.

Magistrates' Court heard on Monday that Paul Williams, 40, stole a 32in television from the Southampton home of Paulette Godfrey on Friday.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson heard that Williams also entered the house on April 25 and 26, but took nothing.

But she was told Williams, also from Southampton, caused $130 worth of damage on April 26 when he broke a cordless phone.

Williams, who is of no fixed abode and assaulted two police officers on Friday, admitted three charges of trespassing, two charges of assault on a police officer, wilful damage of property and theft of the television.

Simone Smith-Bean, who appeared for Williams, said the crimes were committed as a result of his drug problem and asked for court-ordered treatment. Ms Anderson ordered Williams to attend drug treatment court. She adjourned the case and remanded Williams in custody.

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Published May 08, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 08, 2019 at 8:31 am)

Drug addict steals from mother’s home

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