Thief ordered to get help

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SHOPLIFTER Paul Harris has been told to get help for his drug problem.

Harris, from Regal Close, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to stealing goods worth almost £450 from Boots at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

He admitted committing the crime while subject to a community order for another theft.

The 33-year-old was put under supervision for a year by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was ordered to undergo nine months of treatment for drug dependency.