A THIEF has been jailed for nine months for a string of crimes.

Monday, 10th June 2019, 12:26 pm
Updated Monday, 10th June 2019, 4:52 pm

Michael Leach, 23, of no fixed address, was jailed for 36 weeks.

He admitted four shoplifting charges, burglary and two offences failure to surrender to court.

Leach stole £299 worth of goods from Boots in Westbury Mall, Fareham, on February 26.

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Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

He stole £250 worth of goods from Asda on February 12 and 13.

He burgled Speedy Fix Repairs in West Street, Fareham, on April 10 where he stole a wallet, cash, debit cards, and foreign currency.

The next day he stole £170 worth of Clinique gift sets worth £170 at Boots in Fareham.

Leach admitted failing to surrender to court on May 8 and June 3.

Magistrates jailed him for 36 weeks and ordered him to pay £115 victim surcharge.

He will not have to pay as he was detained in court instead.