Portsmouth meat thief spared jail

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MEAT thief Patrick Clarke was handed a suspended sentence.

The 36-year-old, of Maydam Square, Baffins, admitted theft of meat worth £67.80 at Sainsbury’s in Southsea on January 28.

Portsmouth magistrates imposed a six-week prison sentence suspended for a year.

He must pay £67.80 compensation to the shop for the theft.