Heroin addict Holly Mills stole laptop, jewellery, £100 and cheques from own mum

Daily Echo: Holly Mills admitted a charge of burglary when she appeared at Southampton Crown Court Holly Mills admitted a charge of burglary when she appeared at Southampton Crown Court

A WOMAN who was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine from the age of 14 stole jewellery and money from her mother while she was holidaying abroad, a court heard.

Anne Mills had asked members of her family to keep an eye on her property and they became suspicious when they found an internal door open.

When she returned Mrs Mills discovered a £300 laptop, £100 cash, jewellery including wedding, engagement and eternity rings were missing, as well as two cheques from her cheque book, prosecutor Tom Holder told Southampton Crown Court.

Two days later, her daughter, Holly Mills, tried to cash some of the items at a pawnbrokers.

Mills, 22, of no fixed address, admitted burglary.

She further pleaded guilty to possessing more than £1,200 drug-related criminal property and supplying an undercover officer in a major anti-crime operation with heroin.

Judge Peter Ralls QC read a four-page impact statement from her mother in which she wrote of her devastation before giving her daughter a six-month suspended sentence with a two-year supervision which he said was in the public interest and to help her.

As Mills wiped away tears, the judge told her: “Keep out of trouble. This must have been heartbreaking for your mother and I can understand why she has reached the end of her tether.”

The judge ordered the drug money, which had been concealed in her bra and found at home, to be confiscated and given to her mother for the loss she had suffered.

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5:48am Mon 30 Jun 14

Woolston ollie says...

Druggie scum
Druggie scum Woolston ollie
  • Score: 5

6:13am Mon 30 Jun 14

townieboy says...

non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime.
non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime. townieboy
  • Score: -10

6:52am Mon 30 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

townieboy wrote:
non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime.
I know I'll regret asking this, but what would you like to be reported? Just WI News?
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime.[/p][/quote]I know I'll regret asking this, but what would you like to be reported? Just WI News? Dai Rear
  • Score: 13

9:04am Mon 30 Jun 14

townieboy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
townieboy wrote: non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime.
I know I'll regret asking this, but what would you like to be reported? Just WI News?
Maybe i didnt word it correctly. Taking this druggie slime to court just wasted time and money as shes just let off with a suspended sentence like most of the scum caught by thr police. You can almost predict the semtance just on the story cant you really.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: non event story. time and trouble waste of ttime.[/p][/quote]I know I'll regret asking this, but what would you like to be reported? Just WI News?[/p][/quote]Maybe i didnt word it correctly. Taking this druggie slime to court just wasted time and money as shes just let off with a suspended sentence like most of the scum caught by thr police. You can almost predict the semtance just on the story cant you really. townieboy
  • Score: 2

9:52am Mon 30 Jun 14

jazzi says...

I find this really heartbreaking. I know people can lose their lives to drug addiction, they do not live, they exist.
For decades no one has dealt with this problem, why not treat the addiction and stop filling up prisons with petty criminals.
I find this really heartbreaking. I know people can lose their lives to drug addiction, they do not live, they exist. For decades no one has dealt with this problem, why not treat the addiction and stop filling up prisons with petty criminals. jazzi
  • Score: 3

10:50am Mon 30 Jun 14

newbe1 says...

Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.
Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way. newbe1
  • Score: 10

11:00am Mon 30 Jun 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

jazzi wrote:
I find this really heartbreaking. I know people can lose their lives to drug addiction, they do not live, they exist.
For decades no one has dealt with this problem, why not treat the addiction and stop filling up prisons with petty criminals.
Exactly!

That's the right attitude and it shows you are HUMAN, jazzi.

Addiction needs to be treated like any other illness and should not just be simply ignored.
[quote][p][bold]jazzi[/bold] wrote: I find this really heartbreaking. I know people can lose their lives to drug addiction, they do not live, they exist. For decades no one has dealt with this problem, why not treat the addiction and stop filling up prisons with petty criminals.[/p][/quote]Exactly! That's the right attitude and it shows you are HUMAN, jazzi. Addiction needs to be treated like any other illness and should not just be simply ignored. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 3

11:16am Mon 30 Jun 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

newbe1 wrote:
Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.
It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues...

Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here.
[quote][p][bold]newbe1[/bold] wrote: Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.[/p][/quote]It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues... Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: -4

11:53am Mon 30 Jun 14

mike coll says...

My sister stole from our mother in her dying later years, trouble is it was not a police matter, just a civil matter and so she robbed 50k and got away with it.
I suppose thats how a chain smoking woman with no morals gets her fix. still, as long as the stolen money is used to buy her 200 full on capstan per day to feed her habit she wont be here for much longer, Ypeee
My sister stole from our mother in her dying later years, trouble is it was not a police matter, just a civil matter and so she robbed 50k and got away with it. I suppose thats how a chain smoking woman with no morals gets her fix. still, as long as the stolen money is used to buy her 200 full on capstan per day to feed her habit she wont be here for much longer, Ypeee mike coll
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Subject48 says...

drug addiction. bummer, you poor soul. Getting a rare infection that no one can cure. Oh wait thats not a real disease. Everytime you take drugs you make a choice to do so. end of.
drug addiction. bummer, you poor soul. Getting a rare infection that no one can cure. Oh wait thats not a real disease. Everytime you take drugs you make a choice to do so. end of. Subject48
  • Score: 11

1:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

jimbobbo says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
newbe1 wrote:
Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.
It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues...

Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here.
You're having a friggin' laugh, right? We live in a highly generous system where those in need are able to get help with ease. Drug addicts get free access to rehabilitation centres where they benefit from free-of-charge counselling and drugs to help them off drugs, and into a clean lifestyle.

Aside from the above, or actually putting them in prison, there's not much else the system can do for them.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newbe1[/bold] wrote: Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.[/p][/quote]It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues... Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here.[/p][/quote]You're having a friggin' laugh, right? We live in a highly generous system where those in need are able to get help with ease. Drug addicts get free access to rehabilitation centres where they benefit from free-of-charge counselling and drugs to help them off drugs, and into a clean lifestyle. Aside from the above, or actually putting them in prison, there's not much else the system can do for them. jimbobbo
  • Score: 4

7:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

pod says...

you read about people like this and then you read about someone like Alex Lewis struggling against all the odds. Makes you think.
you read about people like this and then you read about someone like Alex Lewis struggling against all the odds. Makes you think. pod
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

jimbobbo wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
newbe1 wrote:
Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.
It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues...

Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here.
You're having a friggin' laugh, right? We live in a highly generous system where those in need are able to get help with ease. Drug addicts get free access to rehabilitation centres where they benefit from free-of-charge counselling and drugs to help them off drugs, and into a clean lifestyle.

Aside from the above, or actually putting them in prison, there's not much else the system can do for them.
I doubt anyone who's ever gone through drug rehab is going to agree they got it "with ease". I wish some of the more judgemental of the posters here would bear in mind that a lot of drug addicts are not so out of choice. Many's the girl who gets stuck on the game and smacked up to keep them in line. These people are victims, but the second this happens to them, society writes them off. It's sickening.
[quote][p][bold]jimbobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newbe1[/bold] wrote: Its not petty tho the victims of crime, particularly when it involves missing sentimental items stolen. nor is it petty for a mum to watch helplessly 'at the end of her tether' as her daughter continues to live her life this way.[/p][/quote]It's awful for the mum because she doesn't know how to help her daughter. Why doesn't she know? Maybe because there is no one to educate people about these real life illnesses. What is our government doing to help? Nothing. They just keep trying to solve the drugs problems by locking up users who don't get treated, then the users do it all over again and the cycle continues... Let's think about legalizing all drugs so the users can be monitored, they can buy clean drugs that aren't full of rubbish and also we can help pay to educate people with the money from the tax on the drugs. This will eradicate the dealers in the streets who are the REAL CRIMINALS here.[/p][/quote]You're having a friggin' laugh, right? We live in a highly generous system where those in need are able to get help with ease. Drug addicts get free access to rehabilitation centres where they benefit from free-of-charge counselling and drugs to help them off drugs, and into a clean lifestyle. Aside from the above, or actually putting them in prison, there's not much else the system can do for them.[/p][/quote]I doubt anyone who's ever gone through drug rehab is going to agree they got it "with ease". I wish some of the more judgemental of the posters here would bear in mind that a lot of drug addicts are not so out of choice. Many's the girl who gets stuck on the game and smacked up to keep them in line. These people are victims, but the second this happens to them, society writes them off. It's sickening. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 7
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