Shop thief told to get help

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THIEF Elizabeth Hoare has been told to get help for her drug problem.

Hoare pleaded guilty to stealing £98.50 of clothes from Next at Cascades shopping centre in Portsmouth.

The 40-year-old admitted committing the offence while subject to a conditional discharge for shoplifting.

Hoare, of Dean Park Road, Bournemouth, was told to have nine months of drug rehabilitation treatment by Portsmouth magistrates.

She was told to live at residential accommodation for three months and put under supervision for a year.

No order for costs was made.