Southsea grocery thief is told to do work

PC Phil Robertson during a previous close pass operation in April.

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A 50-YEAR-OLD man who stole £100 of groceries from Asda has been told to do unpaid work.

Ronald Pewter was arrested after taking the goods from the store at the Bridge Shopping Centre in Fratton.

Pewter, of Earlsdon Street, Southsea, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The court he has previous convictions for theft. Magistrates ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the next year.