A WOMAN who stole socks and washing tablets will return to court for sentencing.

Catherine Dillon stole £15.98 worth of socks from Semichem, and two bottles of Ariel washing gel and a box of Bold washing tablets worth £21.16 from Tesco, in Darlington.

At a hearing at Darlington Maigstrates’ Court today (Thursday, January 23) the 42-year-old, of Gladstone Street, Darlington, admitted two charges of theft, failing to surrender to police bail and failing to answer court bail.

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The case was adjourned to allow the Probation Service to prepare a pre-sentence report on Dillon.

She was granted unconditional bail and will return to court on Thursday, February 6 for sentencing.