Glastonbury man stole to pay off ‘bedroom tax’ debts

CAUGHT in a catch 22 situation over spiralling Bedroom Tax debts, a Glastonbury man went thieving to try and raise some cash.

Somerset Magistrates were told that Simon Edward John Norris was living in a two bedroom house with just his partner and was being charged an extra £15 a week for the extra room.

Having built up an ever increasing debt he was told that he couldn’t move to a smaller house until he paid what he owed in full so went shoplifting to try and clear his bills.

However a member of staff at Sports Direct in Clarks Village spotted him making a run for it after taking three items of clothing and chased him through the shopping centre until he was detained.


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