An Alzheimer's sufferer has appeared in court after committing several shop thefts.
Peter Braham, 60, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
He pleaded guilty to a theft of confectionery from the Huddersfield branch of Boots.
Braham asked magistrates to take thefts from Marks & Spencer and BHS into account when sentencing him.
Prosecutor Alex Bozman said that all of the offences happened on January 24.
On that date Braham was caught stealing from the King Street branch of the chemists.
The staff member who detained him outside also found on him property taken earlier from the two other town centre shops.
Braham, of Neville Avenue in Bradford, told police that he didn’t know what had come over him.
Magistrates heard that despite his extensive list of offences, he had been out of trouble for three years.
They heard that since then Braham’s position has since altered significantly as he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
He also recently suffered a stroke and relies on help from a carer, magistrates were told.
Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge for 12 months.
Braham must still pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.