Thief stole to buy cheese

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 25 May 2010

A THIEF stole from shops in Weston to buy chocolate and cheese.

A THIEF stole from shops in Weston to buy chocolate and cheese.

Peter Misson shoplifted from two stores in the town and exchanged the goods for the two food items and £10.

The Bristol Road Lower resident appeared before North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges last week and pleaded guilty to two charges of shoplifting.

The court heard how the 46-year-old went to Proper Job in Devonshire Road and took a telephone extension cable with £4.99 and two window scrapers valued at 49p each.

He then headed to the O2 shops in Weston's High Street and stole a headset and two memory cards worth a total of £104.21.

Sue Thomas, prosecuting, said: "When arrested and interviewed by police Misson said he had come from London to Weston and had run out of his rehabilitation script.

"He found himself stealing items and was disappointed in himself.

"He sold the items to an unknown male for chocolate, cheese and £10 in cash."

Misson is already a serving prisoner, after being sentenced to an ASBO and 22 months in prison for class A drugs offences on January 12.

Sue Baker, defending, said: "In July he left Weston to take himself away from his drug associates.

"He came back in December to spend Christmas with his family.

"As he is already a serving prisoner, I suspect the options are limited.

"He is doing very well in prison though and he is now working in the kitchen. He is very excited about this and thoroughly enjoying it."

Misson was given seven days in prison for each offence, which will run concurrently with his previous prison sentence.

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