Jewellery sale paid for drugs

PUBLISHED: 11:18 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:18 02 June 2010

A WOMAN who stole jewellery from a Wisbech store to get cash for drugs has been sent back into custody. Sophie Ridgewell had been released early from a 120-day sentence at the time she stole £120 of goods from ­Peacocks on January 9, Fenland magistrates h

A WOMAN who stole jewellery from a Wisbech store to get cash for drugs has been sent back into custody.

Sophie Ridgewell had been released early from a 120-day sentence at the time she stole £120 of goods from ­Peacocks on January 9, Fenland magistrates heard this week.

When arrested, Ridgewell, 20, told police she had sold some of the jewellery for £10 to help pay for her £20 a day heroin habit.

"She has a drug problem and knows she faces custody today," said solicitor John Clarke. "She knows she is bang to rights."

Ridgewell, of London Road, Leverington, was given a total of 54 days custody in a Young Offenders' Institution.

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