Shoplifting BBC Radio Appearance

Perpetuity’s Research Assistant Amy Randall was featured on BBC Three Counties radio breakfast show this week to discuss the court case of a homeless man who stole a t-shirt worth just £2.50 from a charity shop. As the value of the item was so low, the man left without formal punishment and did not have to pay compensation but was forced to pay £45 in costs and a £15 surcharge.

The court heard how he had suffered the pain of becoming homeless after the loss of his daughter and a separation with his partner. On the radio show Amy highlighted the important role support services can play to tackle issues such as homelessness, mental illness and drug addition to help prevent vulnerable people committing crime.

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