Southsea thief targets two Portsmouth city centre shops

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A THIEF who targeted two stores was made to spend a day in court as punishment.

Nicholas Sked stole meat from the Co-op in Edinburgh Road, Landport, and Sainsbury’s in nearby Commercial Road.

Sked, 58, of Waverley Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined £75 and told to pay £15 in costs. The magistrates also ordered him to sit at the back of the court for the day.