Magistrates order Porsmouth thief to get help for drug addiction


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THIEF Martin Brown has been told to get help for his drug problem.

He had denied stealing a laptop and jar used to collect tips from The George Hotel in Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth.

But the 41-year-old, also from Queen Street, was found guilty by Portsmouth magistrates. He was told to pay £300 compensation.

Brown was also ordered to undergo nine months of drug rehabilitation treatment and put under supervision for a year.