A 38-year-old Limavady man who stole a silverside of roast and concealed it up his jumper had gone to the bar that morning and consumed a rather large amount of alcohol, a court has heard.
Appearing at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday was Darrel Toner of Glenview Drive in the town.
The court heard on October 9 at 3.15pm staff at Supervalu in Limavady apprehended Toner in the foyer with the roast concealed up his jumper, which he hadn’t paid for.
Staff said Toner appeared intoxicated.
The court heard the roast - to the value of £9.12 - was retrieved, and was fit for re-sale.
When interviewed about the matter, Toner admitted the offence of theft, and said he’d consumed alcohol.
Defence solicitor, Paddy McGurk, said Toner had received his DHSS cheque and that morning had gone to the bar and consumed a rather large amount of alcohol.
Mr McGurk said Toner had put the joint of beef up his jumper in full view of a staff member who had rightly apprehended him.
District Judge Liam McNally imposed a fine of £100 and an offender levy of £15.