A shoplifter has been spared an immediate prison sentence for threatening a security guard with a Stanley knife when he was caught stealing meat from Morrisons.
He pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article and theft of £90 of meat.
Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday that Morrisons now security tags all its meat products.
Collinson’s solicitor Ashok Khullar said he did well at school and was a qualified plumber but “destroyed his life with addiction to alcohol and drugs”.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC sentenced Collinson to 15 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with supervision.