ASDA thief stole make-up on her birthday because she was embarrassed about acne scars

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A teenage girl was arrested on her birthday for stealing make-up from ASDA.

Demi Brocklehurst tried to take foundation and powder from the store in Thrum Hall Lane yesterday - the day she celebrated her 19th birthday.

Brocklehurst had spent the day doing unpaid gardening work in Todmorden as part of an existing community order, before making her way back to Halifax.

When she got off the bus on Spring Hall Lane, she went into ASDA to buy a drink and some sweets.

But between choosing her treats and paying for them, Brocklehurst went to the cosmetics aisle and hid the two items of make-up, worth around £10, in her pocket.

After paying for the sweets she was arrested for theft of the make-up.

Mark Newell, defending, told Calderdale magistrates that Brocklehurst had stolen the make-up because she was embarrassed about acne scars on her face.

He added that Brocklehurst, of Devon Street, Halifax, had a chaotic lifestyle and had struggled to complete unpaid work from the previous community order.

The Magistrates gave Brocklehurst a new community order for 12 months, with 12 months super vision. She must also do 80 hours unpaid work