Thief told to get help for his drug addiction

Heroin and crack seized by Portsmouth police in Devonshire Square, Southsea. Police posted this image on December 11, 2017

Portsmouth police seize 100 wraps of crack and heroin in Southsea

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SERIAL thief Andrew Lewis has been ordered to get help for his drug addiction.

The 23-year-old, of Stoke Road, Gosport, admitted committing a string of crimes between February 23 and March 23.

He stole meat, coffee and cleaning products worth £261.74 from a Co-op in Lee-on-the-Solent.

He also took cheese from a Gosport Co-op and admitted failing to surrender to custody.

Lewis admitted stealing meat worth £52.39 from Waitrose in Gosport and to damaging a lock at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, while subject to a conditional discharge. He was told to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Lewis was told to have six months of treatment for drug dependency and put under supervision for nine months.

He was told to pay £170 compensation.