A 79-year-old great grandmother went on a five-year shoplifting spree because she was bored. Didn't fancy knitting, love, no?

June Humphreys was told she had a criminal record like a 'teenage heroin addict', with 39 theft offences under her belt.

She would use her free bus pass to travel around Stafford and Cheshire and nick hundreds of pounds' worth of stuff by hiding them in her trolley.

On 12 December she was caught stealing nappies, baby milk and stationery.

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When arrested, June told officers: "I'm bored. I just wanted to get out of Crewe." I once spent three hours in Crewe because my train was delayed and I can see June's point, to be honest.

Her probation officer, Darren Vernon, said: "The main reason for her doing this is boredom. She lives alone.

"She has seven children but the only one she has contact with lives above her.

"She knows what she is doing is wrong, she says she is bored and needs to fill her time."

June appeared in court last week where she admitted two counts of theft and was fined £80 as well as an additional £165 in costs.

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Claire Reid

I wish I could think of something witty to put here...soz.

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