A STAB victim has been jailed – after he broke-in to Superdrug and binged on Tramadol and methadone.

Saleem Ayoub was stabbed in the lung and the liver in February, when he was attacked in Tesco car park in Trowbridge. He takes Tramadol and other medication to control the pain from his injuries.

The 28-year-old, now living in a Salisbury hostel, was found behind Superdrug’s pharmacy counter downing pills having broken into the store with heavily-convicted pal Duncan Chaney.

Ayoub, of Cherry Orchard Lane, Salisbury, and Chaney, 39, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a non-dwelling burglary before Swindon magistrates last month.

They have now each been jailed for 10 months at Salisbury Crown Court.

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Duncan Chaney Picture: WILTSHIRE POLICE

Kate Prince, prosecuting, said the pair had been spotted on CCTV approaching the glass doors of a Salisbury Superdrug at around 1am on Friday, October 25. Chaney kicked backwards at the glass, causing the bottom panel to smash.

Both men entered the store through the smashed glass panel. Chaney headed straight for the front counter, where he filled a bag with expensive perfume bottles. He fled but was found by police a few minutes away having dumped 18 boxed of aftershave stolen from the shop.

Police officers discovered Ayoub in the pharmacy area. He had jumped over two locked gates and was suspected of having consumed nine Tramadol tablets, downed a bottle of methadone and taken opioid Oramorph. The medication had been left out to be collected by customers later that day.

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Saleem Ayoub Picture: WILTSHIRE POLICE

Ayoub was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Reacting to the sentence, Insp Pete Sparrow of Wiltshire Police said: “This case is an example of excellent partnership working between the CCTV operator and the local Community Policing Team which resulted in a swift response and arrest of the two offenders; one still inside the shop and the other nearby.

“The investigation was continued the next day by our police staff investigators ensuring we had secured and presented all the evidence that has led to this quick justice being served.

“Chaney in particular is a prolific offender and I’m pleased he has been given a custodial sentence – I hope this sends a reassuring message to our local community.”