Portsmouth thief to do unpaid work

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SERIAL thief Robert Gillen has been told to do unpaid work.

He admitted stealing seven packs of cheese and 20 packs of ham from the Co-op in Copnor Road, Copnor, on April 20.

The 25-year-old, of Kingston Road, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to stealing 15 pairs of trousers from a Peacocks store in Havant four days earlier.

He also admitted stealing meat from a Portsmouth Co-op on April 25 and to committing the crimes while subject to a conditional discharge for another theft.

Gillen was told to do 80 hours of unpaid work in the next year by Portsmouth magistrates.