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‘Heroin Addict’ Actor Told to Attend Rehab

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jake Abrahams was yesterday ordered to attend a drugs rehabilitation centre following a “spectacular fall from grace”.

The 39-year-old, who played criminal Dean in director Guy Ritchie‘s 1998 movie, admitted a series of petty crimes including taking a friend’s car without permission and shoplifting at a hearing in Liverpool, England.

The court was told that Abrahams was stopped by store detectives carrying a bag lined with tin foil, a common trick used by shoplifters to beat shop security alarms.

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Abrahams‘ lawyer Ken Heckle said his client’s offending began after he became addicted to hard drugs three years ago.

He told the court, “The foil-lined bag is a classic drug addict’s offence. My client was in films, very famous films, yet a few weeks ago he was on our streets armed with a foil-lined bag. You can’t get a much more spectacular fall from grace than that.”

Abrahams is due back in court on April 25 for sentencing.

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