Thief who stole from three shops is sent to prison

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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THIEF Luke Stapley has been given a suspended jail term after admitting stealing goods on three occasions.

Stapley, 30, of Durley Road, Gosport stole air freshener and detergent from Tesco worth £110, deodorant and detergent worth £105 from Morrisons and laundry gel worth £56.25 from the Co-op. Portsmouth magistrates imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year and a curfew.

Stapley also admitted interfering with a car with intent to steal. He must pay £300 in compensation, an £80 victim surcharge and £20 costs.