Paul Barker with his son Jayden Paul, in happier times. See SWNS story SWFOOD; A desperate dad who ended up in court after he and his wife took worthless discarded food from a supermarket yard has revealed his desperate plight. Paul Barker was seen sifting through out-of-date groceries at the back of Tesco in Hetton when the couple were caught on CCTV at midnight on January 5, Sunderland magistrates heard. But after a judge said he could impose no financial penalty on the 39-year-old for his actions, Barker described his existence as “hot really living at all.”

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