Serial shoplifter must pay compensation to store

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SERIAL shoplifter Simon Davison has been ordered to pay compensation.

Davison, from Victoria Road North, Southsea, admitted committing seven thefts – six at the same store – between August 2 and September 3.

The 30-year-old stole a bottle of Jack Daniels bourbon from a Tesco store in Portsmouth on August 4.

Davison also stole meat and cheese from the Co-op in Elm Grove, Southsea, on August 2.

And he admitted stealing goods from the same Co-op on September 3.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing eight packets of cheese, 19 packets of chicken, seven packets of lamb chops and a basket from the Co-op on August 22.

On August 10 he stole 12 packets of chicken and a basket from the shop.

And he fled with washing goods and a basket from the store on August 24.

On August 30 Davison stole 10 packets of chicken, 10 packets of bacon and a basket from the store.

Davison was told to pay £416.16 compensation to the Co-op by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was put under supervision for a year.