Woman admits stationery theft

SERIAL offender Tracey Jackson who has spent time in custody was back before the courts again.The petty thief, who has shunned offers of help, appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' for stealing stationary valued at £2.

SERIAL offender Tracey Jackson has been back in court.

The 21-year-old, who has shunned offers of help, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court for stealing

stationery valued at £2.25 from an Ipswich shop.

"On it's own it is a matter of no great

concern," said prosecutor Gareth Davies who added Jackson, of Blenheim Road, Ipswich, has a history before the courts.

He said: "To police she is not only a petty

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criminal but also a pest because of the time they have had to devote to her in custody over the years."

The court heard she has a personality disorder which medics can't treat in the way they can

psychiatric disorders.

Jackson also a history of self-harm and when arrested on Friday was found with razor blades. Magistrates were told her behaviour has got progressively worse.

"It is not as if any

system is letting her down," said Mr Davies. "She chooses not to take up assistance on hand for her. She commits petty, silly, minor offences."

Jackson admitted stealing a biro and a word search book.

John Reynolds, mitigating, said pre-sentence reports were being prepared. "It is a seemingly hopeless situation," he added. Jackson was remanded in custody until May 17.

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