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Sasha Hall Pleads Guilty to Tesco Bin Raid

May 31, 2011

Some time in February I wrote about the woman who had been arrested and had her house raided by the police after stealing bin bags of pies and ham.

Photo Credit: Sinead Fenton on Flickr

Hall denied a charge of theft and the offence was left to ‘lie on file‘. Sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court was adjourned until 20 June.

Hall said: “Tesco clearly did not want the food. They dumped it and rather than see it go to waste, I thought I could help feed me and my family for a week or two.”

So the question is, if someone chucks something in the bin, is it illegal to take it?

This is what the BBC has to say:

According to the law in England and Wales: “A person commits theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.”

Just because someone throws something away, does not mean they don’t own it. So if it can be proven that the property that was thrown away had a rightful owner, it would be illegal to take it.

Today’s Experiment:

09.50 Toast
12.20 Buffet – Chicken, Egg Mayo Sandwich x1/2, Mini Pie, Chicken Kebab, Melon, Grapes, Mini eclair
20.30 Spaghetti Carbonara with spicy wedges

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  1. July 6, 2011 11:44 pm

    I love the way you write and also the theme on your blog. Did you code this yourself? I’m very very impressed.

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