Thief caught

John Waterman, left, and John Rooney, admitted tending as genuine counterfeit notes at Gunwharf Quays

Man avoids jail after being caught spending fake £50 notes at Gunwharf Quays

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THIEF John White has been put under supervision.

White, 32, of Ludlow Road, Paulsgrove, stole champagne and other goods from Tesco in Albert Road, Southsea, on February 15.

Five days later he stole goods from the Co-op in Fratton Road, Fratton. He returned to the Albert Road Co-op on February 22 and stole more champagne.

White admitted committing the the offences while subject to a conditional discharge at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court. He was put under supervision for a year and told to pay £114.73.