Shoplifter is told to do work in the community

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A SHOPLIFTER has been told to do unpaid work.

Lee Fewings pleaded guilty to stealing a top worth £24.99 from Republic in Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth, on December 28.

The 18-year-old also admitted stealing two CDs worth £10 from HMV in Commercial Road on the same day.

And he pleaded guilty to stealing £6 of clothing from Debenhams in Palmerston road, Southsea, on January 4, as well as a charge of failing to answer bail on time after being charged.

Fewings, from Sedley Close, Somers Town, was ordered to do 40 hours of unpaid work in the next year by Portsmouth magistrates.

A further charge that Fewings stole cash, credit and debit cards during a burglary at Meriden Road, Southsea, on October 3 was dismissed as no evidence was offered.

Fewings had denied the charge.