Would-be Portsmouth supermarket cheese thief jailed

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A WOMAN has been jailed for an attempted theft.

Elina Meinerte, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal more than £24 of cheese from a Morrisons supermarket in Portsmouth.

The 28-year-old also admitted failing to comply with a community order imposed by the courts for seven other counts of theft from shops.

She was sentenced to three months in jail by Portsmouth magistrates.

No order for costs was made.