Son stole key to rob mum

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A SON snuck into his mother’s house and stole her money to buy drugs, a court has heard.

Jamie Paterson, 31, used a key he had taken from the house earlier.

He appeared for sentence at Livingston Sheriff Court yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to opening premises using a key he obtained dishonestly.

He admitted stealing £135 from his mother’s home in Livingston, West Lothian, between September 13 and 25 last year.

Sheriff Douglas Kinloch said a year’s social work supervision would help Paterson deal with his problems.