Drug addict thief told to get help

Assistant Chief Constable Scott Chilton and District Commander Superintendent Maggie Blyth. Picture: Malcolm Wells

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MEAT thief Karl Chambers has been ordered to get help for his drug problem.

The 35-year-old, of Salterns Avenue, Southsea, admitted stealing £25 of chicken from the Copnor Road Co-op in Portsmouth while subject to a six-month conditional discharge for theft.

He also admitted fraudulently obtaining a £44 refund on clothes from Asda at The Bridge Centre in Fratton, Portsmouth.

And he pleaded guilty to stealing a bike from St Augustine Road in Southsea and washing gel worth £28.66 from the Co-op in Copnor Road, Portsmouth, in a separate incident.

Chambers was ordered to have nine months of non-resident drug rehabilitation treatment. Portsmouth magistrates put him under supervision for a year.