Addict stole parents' jewellery

A YOUNG drug addict is facing jail after his parents reported him to the police.Ryan Bennett, 21, of Ataka Road, Felixstowe, was reported after he stole a ring, a watch and an antique gold pen from his parents' padlocked bedroom.

A YOUNG drug addict is facing jail after his parents reported him to the police.

Ryan Bennett, 21, of Ataka Road, Felixstowe, was reported after he stole a ring, a watch and an antique gold pen from his parents' padlocked bedroom.

South-East Suffolk Magistrates Court was told Bennett's parents felt they had little choice but to call police after he broke into their room two days in succession.

In adjourning the case for pre-sentence reports, magistrates told Bennett, who admitted two counts of burglary, they could not rule a prison sentence.

Gareth Davies, prosecuting, said Bennett had the full support of his parents in the battle against his heroin addiction.

But he said they turned to police in desperation after he broke into their room on the 24 and 25 July.

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Mr Davies said: "His parents are faced with the dilemma of wishing to support their son, but also wishing to get some help."

Michael Stephenson, defending, said Bennett's parents were also keen to point out to their son that he could not expect to get away with stealing.

Mr Stephenson urged magistrates to consider a non-custodial sentence, despite the fact that the offence fell into the same category as a house burglary.

But, in adjourning the case for three weeks, magistrates warned Bennett: "You should not assume that a custodial sentence has been ruled out."

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In a separate case , two men have appeared before magistrates charged with supplying more than £10,000 of heroin from an Ipswich hotel.

Paul Harris, 28 of London Road, Ipswich and Paul Price, 22 of Harvest House, Holloway, North London were charged with being concerned with the supply of heroin.

South East Suffolk Magistrates heard that 66 grams of the class A drug were allegedly found in a room at the Beaches Hotel in Norwich Road.

Bail applications for both defendants were refused, the pair were remanded in custody until August 15.

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