Hayling Island drug addict stole meat to get cash

Copperfields Hair Studio, on Hayling Avenue in Baffins. Picture: Google Street View PPP-171118-153719001

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DRUG addict Mark Foster stole £50 of meat from Lidl and has been told to get help.

He will have nine months of drug dependency treatment and 12 months of supervision from the probation service to help him go straight.

Foster, of Seafront, Hayling Island, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The 30-year-old stole beef joints and sliced ham from the Lidl store in London Road, Waterlooville on May 13. He also admitted failing to turn up for a court hearing on July 6.

The magistrates did not order any compensation because the goods were recovered.