A MAN has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after admitting stealing alcohol from Sainsbury’s.
John Henry Blake, 25, of Lismore Road, admitted the offence during a hearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that on August 5, Blake went into the Sainsbury’s store at Edgehill, picked up two bottles of beer and two bottles of wine, then put them up his jumper.
He left without paying, but handed himself in to police on November 10.
Franklyn Garvey, mitigating, said his client had been drinking for most of the day to celebrate his brother’s birthday, which was the following day.
He said: “He went to Sainsbury’s with a fellow partygoer and foolishly helped himself to more liquor.
“It was an extremely amateurish effort on his part. He was inebriated, but managed to leave the shop without being apprehended.”
Blake was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and pay £19.37 compensation to Sainsbury’s.