Thief raided petrol station

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MAGISTRATES have ordered a thief who broke into a petrol station to do community service.

John Biddle stole cigarettes, alcohol and sweets from the service station in Oxfordshire.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The break-in happened in June last year.

Biddle, of Lockerley Road, Havant, was given a two-year community order and told to do 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

The court also ordered him to go on a ‘thinking skills’ programme and he will have two years of supervision from the probation service, all of which is designed to help him stop offending.

Biddle will also have to pay £100 in compensation to the Summit service station he broke into.