Jailed for stealing £80 worth of vodka

A man who stole almost £80 worth of vodka from a local supermarket has been jailed for a total of eight months.

Michael Joseph Stokes, of Collon Lane, pleaded guilty to theft, burglary with intent to steal and common assault between July 16 and 21.

The 33-year-old went into Longs Supermarket on three different occasions and stole vodka. He also attempted to go into the storeroom and when he was challenged pushed a staff member aside. All of the thefts were captured on CCTV.

It was revealed to the court Stokes was in breach of a suspended sentence when he committed the offences.