Thief stole from Gosport’s Asda twice in a day

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SERIAL thief Andrew Eldridge has been ordered to get help for his drug problem.

Eldridge pleaded guilty to stealing goods from Asda in Dock Road, Gosport, twice on the same day on July 16.

On one occasion he fled with goods worth £183.46.

Eldridge also pleaded guilty to stealing goods from Waitrose in Stoke Road, Gosport, on June 9 at Fareham Magistrates’ Court. The value is unknown.

Eldridge, of Shenley Close, Fareham, must undergo six months of treatment for his drug addiction.

The 44-year-old will be under supervision for nine months.

Magistrates also ordered Eldridge to pay £150 in compensation to Asda and £100 to Waitrose.