Ex-teacher mum-of-two ravaged by cocaine addiction jailed for one day for £300 stationery theft

A FORMER history teacher turned county lines cocaine dealer has been sentenced to one day in jail for stealing £300 worth of stationery.

Angela Davey, 38, who became addicted to Class A drugs after the collapse of her marriage, went on the run last October.

The mum-of-two failed to appear in court on drug dealing charges and wound up on Norfolk Constabulary's most wanted list.

She was caught in London in January by a security guard who had recognised her mugshot in the paper after a nationwide manhunt was launched.

Davey appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday for sentence having previously admitted two counts of theft from a shop on July 10 last year and July 11 last year.

The court heard, she had stolen £300 worth of stationery including six Filofaxes and an organiser, and had previously pleaded guilty to theft in August.

BUSTED

Davey was sentenced to one day's detention which the court deemed as being served.

She also faces two probation breaches – firstly for failing to comply with the requirements of a community order on August 9 last year by failing to report.

Secondly, that she failed to comply with the requirements of a community order by failing to provide documentary evidence for the absence.

The probation matters were adjourned to either be dealt with at the crown court tomorrow or at the magistrates court next week.

FAMILY'S APPEAL

Davey's friends and family previously made a desperate appeal for Angela to give herself up to authorities after she had been on the run since November last year.

A close family member, who asked not to be named, said: "Angela went from being a bright, well-educated person to somebody who the last time she was seen, was sleeping in a shop doorway in Norwich.

"She's hopelessly addicted to drugs."

The relative said he feared the family would not get her back, adding: "Her brain has changed."

He said: "Everybody wants her to just come in so we can help her to deal with the situation."

FALL FROM GRACE

Angela, from Norwich, Norfolk, is reported to have studied history at university and trained as a teacher before working at Hewett Academy in Norwich, and then moved to work at a special needs school.

She is believed to have bought a house with her husband, with whom she had two children.

However, friends said her life took a sharp turn for the worse after her marriage broke down and is said to have met a man on the dating app Tinder, and soon became embroiled in the world of drugs.

Her friend said: "If she continues in this lifestyle she will die."

She added that prison could be the only way to save her from potential death.

Davey was arrested in Camden by the Metropolitan Police after failing to attend court for her sentencing for drug dealing in Norwich.









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