Teenagers stole from nurse on hospital ward

A TEENAGER who stole cash and a mobile phone from a nurse at Weston General Hospital told a member of staff to 'f** off' when he was challenged, a court heard. The 18-year-old was being discharged for an injury to his arm at the Grange Road hospital when

A TEENAGER who stole cash and a mobile phone from a nurse at Weston General Hospital told a member of staff to 'f** off' when he was challenged, a court heard. The 18-year-old was being discharged for an injury to his arm at the Grange Road hospital when he stole eight pounds and a phone from Ginell Tucker, an auxiliary nurse. The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to theft at North Somerset Courthouse.Darren Burleigh, prosecuting, told magistrates: "He was taken to a ward by nurse Tucker and asked if he could make a phone call. "She agreed, he then asked if he could have a drink and she went off to make him one."Her mobile phone was on the side of the desk. When she returned, within seconds she noticed that her purse and her mobile phone were missing. She told another member of staff and they went to look for him. They located him and noticed he was carrying a blue plastic bag."When challenged after being discovered by hospital staff, he said, 'f*** off' in an aggressive manner. After asking her to get him a drink he took items belonging to this lady. This is a breach of trust."Chairman of the bench, Kenney Herbert, said: "She was doing you a favour at the time was she not? How do you feel about that now?""Bad", the teenager replied. The defendant, who is unemployed, appeared in court in a tracksuit top and blue jeans and wore a metal stud in his left eyebrow. Magistrates heard that the offence took place when he was already under a supervision order.He will be sentenced at Bristol Youth Court on May 24.


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