THE heartbroken son of ‘lotto gran’ Susanne Hinte has been banned from shops to 'give them a break' from his constant shoplifting.

Brandon Scott’s life spiralled into drug-taking and crime after finding her body in August 2019, Worcester magistrates heard.


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Ms Hinte died in August 2017, aged 49, following a suspected heart attack at her home in Borrowdale Drive, Warndon, Worcester.

Her 24-year-old son of Parlett's Way, Powick, near Worcester was made subject to a criminal behaviour order when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Friday.

Malvern Gazette: GUILTY: Brandon Scott has been subject to a criminal behaviour order. Photo: West Mercia PoliceGUILTY: Brandon Scott has been subject to a criminal behaviour order. Photo: West Mercia Police

The three-year order bans him from entering (or loitering outside) the following shops: Londis in Yates Hay Road, Malvern; Wilko in Edith Walk, Malvern; Iceland in Church Street, Malvern; Waitrose in Edith Walk, Malvern; Matalan in Malvern Retail Park; Co-op in Barnards Green Road; Co-op in Worcester Road, Malvern; Tesco Express in Madresfield Road, Malvern; Bradfords Building Supplies in Malvern; B&M in Bath Road, Worcester; Co-op in Racecourse Road, Pershore.

Malvern Gazette: COURT: Brandon Scott outside Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Brandon Scott outside Worcester Magistrates Court

The terms of the order say he must not loiter outside shops with Natalie Cull although, as the two are no longer together, his solicitor said this would not be an issue.

Sarah Hurd, prosecuting, asked that the condition remain. "Let's leave her name in it (the order) just in case they get back together," she said. 

At the previous hearing on May 30, Scott hung his head as he admitted failing to comply with the requirements of a community order, a spree of shop thefts - 11 in total - and the theft of the bike.

Malvern Gazette: LOSS: Susanne Hinte (left). Photo: Press Association LOSS: Susanne Hinte (left). Photo: Press Association

The offences took place between September 2021 and January this year, with pizzas, steaks, cheeses, ice lollies, clothing, cleaning products and washing up liquid among the items stolen.


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Sarah Hurd, prosecuting, said of the CBO: "It gives them all a break. He can do that (meet the terms of the order) and accepts he will."

Judith Kenney, defending, said the community order, imposed on the last occasion, 'is going well' although he had yet to complete his rehabilitation activity requirement days.

"He says he has no need to go into those shops and can comply with that," she said.

On the last occasion Mrs Hurd, prosecuting, read out the statement of the schoolboy who was the victim of the bike theft.

The victim said he had relied on his bike to see his friends, and the school boy had worried he would be the one to get into trouble after it was taken in Malvern on January 9 this year.

The bike has never been recovered.

At the previous hearing Scott sobbed as he appeared on a videolink from HMP Hewell.

Mrs Kenney said: “Brandon Scott was close to his mother, he would say he was a ‘mummy’s boy’. He found her struggling and she died.

“He had to deal with, prior to that, her notoriety as the ‘lotto gran’ with the washed lottery ticket. He struggled with that too.

“Not long after that he lost the home, and a child. He became addicted to class A drugs – an opportunity to bury his problems.

“Once it got hold of him he became involved in criminal activity.”

In May he was given a 12 month community order, requiring him to complete 20 rehabilitation activity days.

He was also given a 16 week curfew at his home address in Parletts Way, Powick.

Last time Scott was told to pay £300 compensation to the victim, £262 owed to the shops, and £95 in victim surcharge.