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Thief sent ‘sorry’ letter to shop The owner of an Indian food store in Bristol has received an apology letter and £100 from a former drug addict who stole cigarettes from the shop in 2001.

Imran Ahmed, 27, who runs Raja Foods in St Marks Road, Easton, said he was stunned to open the remorseful letter.

It begins: “Dear Sirs, I am writing this letter to make amends to you for something I have done in the past.”

Mr Ahmed said the thief’s change of heart was “really good” and he intends to give the money to a drugs’ charity.

The thief’s letter continues: “About seven years ago I was walking past your shop late one night when I noticed that someone had broken into it.

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