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Shoplifter who thought diazepam made her invisible gets caught in the act

Diazepam tablets
Diazepam tablets

A mother who thought that diazepam made her invisible was caught stealing perfume from a branch of Boots.

According to a report in the Mirror, Nicola Lord, 38, was in front of the judge at Blackpool Magistrates Court on charges of stealing perfume worth £514 (€693) from a Boots shop in Lancashire.

Lord, who was already banned from every branch of the shop in the UK, was convicted of that theft and another incident of shoplifting in a branch of Marks and Spencer and given a 24 week suspended jail term as well as being charged costs and fines totalling £1,330 (€1,793).

Finding the money should be no problem as Lord won £25,000 (€33,758) on a National Lottery scratch card just two days before the shoplifting incidents.

Lord took the tranquiliser before the theft at Boots and police in other parts of the UK have noted before that users of diazepam can sometimes believe the powerful drug makes them feel invisible.