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Sheffield man’s prison ordeal for theft to feed gambling addiction

Matthew Kettell from Sheffield talks about the shame that his gambling addiction brought upon himself and his family. He was close to suicide but ended up going to prison for three years in 2008 after stealing over £300,000 from his company.

He did his time in prison, received help and is now recovering well. Matthew’s message to anyone struggling with gambling is: “There is help out there now so go and make that call – don’t wait until you’ve reached your absolute limit.”

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Page last updated: 8th Oct 2020 11:09am

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