28 Apr '15, 5pm

COURT: Burglar who began using cannabis aged seven snatched 79-year-old volunteer's handbag:

COURT: Burglar who began using cannabis aged seven snatched 79-year-old volunteer's handbag:

MUGGER Daniel Hemmings snatched a bag from a 79-year-old woman who volunteers at a school to fund his drug habit. The 23-year-old struck as the OAP was on her way to help out at a Shelton school. He escaped with her bag – containing her bus pass, house keys, money and credit card – after she fell to the ground. Now Hemmings, of Vale Street, Stoke, has been jailed for 18 months. Related content Drug supplier jailed for eight years for bringing £800,000 worth of cocaine to Stoke-on-Trent Man hit with pool cue in Longton pub - 30 years after pair's last fight ‘Piles of rubbish’ left by travellers at Goldenhill Golf Club Stoke City star Erik Pieters cleared of speeding due to legal loophole Pervert filmed up women's skirts at Newcastle and Glastonbury festival Prosecutor Heather Chamberlin told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court: "The victim was on her way to get the bus when she noti...

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