A MAN was caught shoplifting just two days after he was released from prison.
Saqib Bhatti, 35, who has 121 previous offences to his name – 74 for theft – was stopped as he tried to steal goods from Morrisons in Heckmondwike on Saturday afternoon.
Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard he was desperate to fund a heroin addiction he has had since he was a teenager.
He pleaded guilty to charges of theft and assault by beating.
Prosecutor Andy Willis said when Bhatti entered the store he was seen acting suspiciously in the confectionery aisle.
He filled a bag with chocolate and chewing gum and tried to leave the store before a security guard stopped him.
Bhatti tried to push past and flailed his arms around, elbowing the guard.
The goods, worth £126, were recovered and Bhatti, of Trueman Avenue, Heckmondwike, tested positive for the use of cocaine and opiates.
He had been released from a 12-week custodial sentence two days before the incident.
Magistrates jailed him for two weeks.