Southsea shoplifter to get help for drink problem

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AN ALCOHOLIC who stole from a charity shop has been told to get help.

Mark Wilson took a £3 vest from the Marie Curie charity shop in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

On the same day the 46-year-old stole two jumpers and a T-shirt from nearby Knight and Lee.

Wilson, of Eastney Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court. The magistrates ordered him to have six months of alcohol treatment and 12 months of supervision from the probation service. He was told to pay £168 in costs and compensation.