Thief in knife scare

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A61 Corridor, Tesco and Casa, Chesterfield, former Dema Glass site

sp92445 A61 Corridor, Tesco and Casa, Chesterfield, former Dema Glass site

A desperate man was found in an aisle at Tesco having cut his wrist with a knife while drinking from a stolen bottle of Martini.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, August 1, how Philip Marriott, 40, of Chaucer Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, was spotted by staff at Tesco, on Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield.

Prosecuting solicitor John Cooper said: “The manager of Tesco’s said his initial worry was the safety of customers and he said that Marriott was sitting near the spirits and there was a vegetable knife and an open bottle of Martini nearby and he was in some distress. The manager said he engaged him in conversation and the defendant was talking about his mother’s death and the manager noticed a cut near the defendant’s right wrist.”

 

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