Thief must pay £24

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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.