A WOMAN who pled guilty to shoplifting in Grays was given one last chance by the courts to get her life in order.
Stacey Marie Horning, 22, Cole Avenue, Chadwell St Mary had admitted to stealing a handbag from Internacionale in Grays Shopping Centre on the 14th June.
The court heard that she had committed a string of offences, most recently for causing a disturbance in Trafalgar Square.
But Ms Horning wrote and sent a personal letter to the Presiding Magistrate, Mr Dixey where she pleaded that she was just at the point on turning her life around.
She said: “I have committed many of those offences while on drink and drugs but now I have a real chance to start afresh. I have a new job, a new man and a more stable way of life.
“I am not a sofa surfer any more. I have a home. I sort of blame my mum but I really blame myself”.
She was fined a £100.