Southsea thief told to get help

Winchester jail put in special measures

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THIEF Justin Bale has been ordered to get help for his drug problem.

He admitted stealing cleaning products and coffee from the Co-op in Fawcett Road, Southsea.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour in Southsea and admitted a separate charge of possessing a stanley knife in Albert Road, Southsea.

He admitted stealing shower gel from the Co-op in Tangiers Road, Portsmouth.

Bale, from Lyndhurst Road, North End, Portsmouth, was given a community order stating that he must undergo nine months of treatment for drug dependency.

Portsmouth magistrates put him under supervision for a year.

Bale was also ordered to pay £30 in court costs.