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A SHOPLIFTER who stole a TV has been ordered to pay compensation.

Martyn Rustell was caught after taking a Samsung TV worth £199 from the Currys shop in Southampton Road at Park Gate on New Year’s Eve.

The 21-year-old, from Dayshes Close, Gosport, pleaded guilty to the offence at Fareham Magistrates’ Court.

Rustell was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £150 compensation to the Currys store.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £50 in court costs within 14 days.