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BIKE thief Colin Pearson has been given a conditional discharge.

Pearson, 41, of Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, admitted stealing the bike from Lawrence Road in Southsea on September 4.

He also pleaded guilty to committing the crime while subject to an 18-month conditional discharge imposed for another count of theft.

Pearson was given a 12-month conditional discharge by Portsmouth magistrates.

He must also pay £85 costs. No action was taken on the conditional discharge breach.