MAGISTRATES jailed a man for four months after he stole £245 from a pub.
Thomas Wheatcroft took the money from the Clarence Gardens pub in London Road, North End.
The 31-year-old was arrested and initially denied having anything to do with the missing money.
But Wheatcroft, of London Road, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of theft before the start of his trial at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard he had previous convictions for theft.
The magistrates ordered £245 seized by the police be paid to the Greene King Brewery, which owns the pub.