Jail for woman who tried to steal beer crate

The Golden Last pub on Eastborough
The Golden Last pub on Eastborough

A 34-YEAR-OLD Scarborough woman has admitted trying to steal a crate of beer from a town centre pub.

Nina Catherall, of North Marine Road, had been drinking in the Golden Last Hotel in Eastborough with a friend at the end of March when she was caught leaving the cellar carrying a crate of Newcastle Brown Ale.

Her co-accused pleaded not guilty and elected for his case to be heard by a judge and jury at York Crown Court.

Catherine Turnbull, prosecuting, said Catherall had been seen by witnesses and bar staff drinking in the Eastborough pub before moving to the edge of the bar area.

She said: “She was arrested and interviewed. She admitted that she had been in the pub and she’s been drinking. She said it was a bit of a blur. She knew she shouldn’t have been down there.”

Nick Tubbs, mitigating, said Catherall had too much to drink and had the idea to go into the cellar. He said: “When she was challenged she put the beer down and left.”

Mr Tubbs described the offence as a “sneak-in burglary” and as a result Catherall had been recalled to prison – after being released on licence. He said: “She came out of prison in January this year. Since then she’s been trying to mend her ways.”

She was sentenced to 14 days in prison to run concurrently with her current sentence,