Nelson drug addict stole £2,500 ring from ex-boyfriend's mother

Lancashire Telegraph: Nelson drug addict stole £2,500 ring from ex-boyfriend's mother Nelson drug addict stole £2,500 ring from ex-boyfriend's mother

A HEROIN addict who raided her ex-boyfriend's parents' home stole his mother's £2,500 sentimental eternity ring and a child's iPad and sold them both for drugs cash, a court heard.

Leeann Varley, 26, had sneaked into the property of Alan and Karen Entwistle while Mr Entwistle was working in his office in the grounds.

She then got £120 for the £3,000 haul, taken from victims who had ‘shown her nothing but kindness’, Burnley Crown Court heard.

The hearing was told Varley had been introduced to heroin by the Entwistle's eldest son, her former partner of three years, and she had started injecting the drug after family tragedies.

Varley, who has never been in trouble before, walked free from court and Judge Jonathan Gibson said he thought the victims would approve of his decision. The defendant, of Rowland Avenue, Nelson, had admitted burglary and had been committed for sentence by Pennine magistrates. She was given a two-year community order, with two years' supervision, a six-months drugs programme and the Lancashire Women's Specified Activity Requirement.

Kimberley Obrusik, prosecuting, said the offence took place on October 21, between 2pm and 2.30pm.

Mr Entwistle later went to read the child a bedtime story from the iPad and found it was missing. Next morning, he discovered his wife's platinum and diamond ring was missing and realised they had been burgled.

He spoke to their eldest son, who had been admitted to rehabilitation and he said he was not responsible, but it would be his ex-girlfriend.

Miss Obrusik said Mrs Entwistle contacted the defendant's mother, who said she had thrown Varley out on October 21. Mrs Entwistle contacted the defendant, who told her she was in a mess and needed help. She told Mrs Entwistle which shops she had sold the items to.

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6:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

shytalk says...

There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets
Don't vote for them!!!!
There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets Don't vote for them!!!! shytalk

7:35pm Mon 30 Dec 13

mavrick says...

I hope they come down hard on the people who bought the stolen items. They are as bad as the thief.
I hope they come down hard on the people who bought the stolen items. They are as bad as the thief. mavrick

7:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

katypri says...

Maybe now name and shame the shop as what they gave her was also robbery if legalized, I thought they needed proof of ownership before they bought items but not so, we were robbed and found our stuff in the swop shop
Maybe now name and shame the shop as what they gave her was also robbery if legalized, I thought they needed proof of ownership before they bought items but not so, we were robbed and found our stuff in the swop shop katypri

8:07pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

shytalk wrote:
There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets
Don't vote for them!!!!
I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it.
The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets Don't vote for them!!!![/p][/quote]I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it. The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis. Michael@ClitheroeSince58

9:14am Tue 31 Dec 13

shytalk says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
shytalk wrote:
There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets
Don't vote for them!!!!
I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it.
The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis.
I'm Against it Michael. Legalisation will not put the dealers out of business.
A criminal record is what you get when you are caught doing something illegal. Using/growing drugs such as cannabis is illegal.
There is not one country that has benefited from the legalisation of drugs.
Have a look at this and see what you think and make an informed choice
world wide web gargaro dot com slash drugs dot html
Sorry i can't put the link in as the LET don't let you put in links.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets Don't vote for them!!!![/p][/quote]I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it. The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis.[/p][/quote]I'm Against it Michael. Legalisation will not put the dealers out of business. A criminal record is what you get when you are caught doing something illegal. Using/growing drugs such as cannabis is illegal. There is not one country that has benefited from the legalisation of drugs. Have a look at this and see what you think and make an informed choice world wide web gargaro dot com slash drugs dot html Sorry i can't put the link in as the LET don't let you put in links. shytalk

5:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

shytalk wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
shytalk wrote:
There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets
Don't vote for them!!!!
I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it.
The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis.
I'm Against it Michael. Legalisation will not put the dealers out of business.
A criminal record is what you get when you are caught doing something illegal. Using/growing drugs such as cannabis is illegal.
There is not one country that has benefited from the legalisation of drugs.
Have a look at this and see what you think and make an informed choice
world wide web gargaro dot com slash drugs dot html
Sorry i can't put the link in as the LET don't let you put in links.
I agree with your view
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: There are those who will do anything for the next fix and pay anything to those who provide it. There are those in political circles who will do what they can to facilitate that and campaign for the legalisation of drugs for different reasons including lining their own pockets Don't vote for them!!!![/p][/quote]I can't just work out what you are saying shytalk, Yes a junkie will do anything for a fix and yes some people in positions of power are linked in with the supply of it. The bit I can't work out is are you for or against legalisation, I'm for as it would put the dealers out of business and then we could get proper help to the addicts. Also it would stop people from getting a criminal record for using soft drugs such as cannabis.[/p][/quote]I'm Against it Michael. Legalisation will not put the dealers out of business. A criminal record is what you get when you are caught doing something illegal. Using/growing drugs such as cannabis is illegal. There is not one country that has benefited from the legalisation of drugs. Have a look at this and see what you think and make an informed choice world wide web gargaro dot com slash drugs dot html Sorry i can't put the link in as the LET don't let you put in links.[/p][/quote]I agree with your view Dr Martin

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