A DRUG user who stole air fryers to pay off a debt has been warned he is facing jail.

Jamie Ellis, of Springfield Avenue in Hereford, pleaded guilty at Hereford Magistrates Court to stealing two air fryers worth £99.99 each.

The 32-year-old stole both air fryers from Farm Foods in Hereford, once on October 30 and again on November 1, said the prosecution.


Chris Reid, defending, said Ellis had been the subject of serious threats as a result of his drug debt, and was genuinely fearing for his wellbeing. He stole the air fryers so that they could be sold on to pay the debt.

However, the offences were a breach of an existing suspended sentence Ellis was subject to, meaning that he may be sent to prison. 

Sentencing was adjourned at the hearing on January 24.