Portsmouth thief is given night curfew

One of the seven stolen signs from the Isle of Wight. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

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MAGISTRATES have ordered a thief to stay in at night under a curfew.

Anthony Dearing will have to wear an electronic tag and stay at home between 7pm and 7am for the next eight weeks.

The 30-year-old was arrested after he stole £56 of aftershave from Debenhams in Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth, on October 17.

At the time, Dearing was the subject of a conditional discharge, handed to him by the courts for a previous shoplifting offence in July.

Dearing, of Walmer Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to theft.

He also admitted breaching his conditional discharge when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

As well as the curfew he was told to pay £56 in compensation to Debenhams.