Thief who stole from Matalan’s Portsmouth store sent to prison

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JUMPER thief Stephen Morton has been jailed.

Morton, of Cornwallis Crescent, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to stealing five jumpers from a Matalan store in Portsmouth.

The 36-year-old admitted committing the crime while he was subject to a conditional discharge for theft.

Morton was sentenced to 28 days in jail by Fareham magistrates.

Magistrates made no order for costs or compensation.