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Grieving Moray dad stole to fund drug habit

By Ali Morrison

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A grieving father used drugs to help him through the loss of his son and stole from local shops to fund his habit.

Ian Tallons of Inchbroom Avenue, Lossiemouth appeared from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court ealier today and admitted shoplifting offences stretching back to last December.

Tallons was arrested on Sunday for stealing meat from the Scotmid branch on Elgin's Southfield Drive.

He also admitted stealing alcohol and meat from the Co-op in Lossiemouth on four occasions between December 9 and January 16.

Defence solicitor Grant Daglish said: "He lost his son in a road accident in 2019 and has been abusing substances."

Tallons, who admitted previous convictions, had his sentence deferred until November 18 for so that social workers can compile a report into his background.

In the meantime, he was remanded in custody by Sheriff Ian Cruickshank.

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