A WOMAN who tried to steal a trolley of food from a supermarket "out of necessity" was given a chance to prove she has turned her life around.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Cassandra Makinson targeted the London Road Farmfoods around 8.40am on November 2, 2020.

Depute fiscal Josh Dowie told the court that she filled her trolley with £120 of food but then left the store making no attempt to pay.

Makinson was stopped in the car park by the assistant store manager who contacted the police.

Cops turned up around 9.30am and she was cautioned and charged.

Makinson's defence brief said the theft had been of food items and that she had acted out of "necessity".

Her partner had initially been co-accused in the case and the lawyer said the couple have now split up but that the partner was a negative influence on her.

He said: "Times were very hard in the household and the actions, while wrong, were made to obtain household goods out of necessity.

"She had taken positive steps in her life and is now at college training to be a paramedic."

Sheriff Amel Elfallah said: "I think you understand you can't steal.

"I'm glad to see the efforts you have made since then and it is very positive that you are attending a college course."

The sheriff deferred sentence for six months to allow Makinson to be of good behaviour.