Thief must pay £24

HMS Seahawk in Cornwall. Picture: Trevor Harris (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Navy helicopter pilot used Portsmouth girlfriend’s bank account to feed his gambling habits

Have your say

A MAN stole nearly £50 of household items from a shop.

John Bird, 25, admitted theft at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He must pay £24.16 compensation within 14 days.

Bird, of Avenue Road, Haringey, London, stole the items on February 13 at a Co-op in Southsea.

His guilty plea was taken into account when he was sentenced.