Butcher steals meat

BUTCHERS usually have lots of meat – but one got in trouble this week for helping himself to a little bit too much.

Lee Butcher, of Meadow Street, Weston, appeared before magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse charged with stealing a joint of beef worth �16.37 from Tesco in Station Road.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to a single count of theft, and was sentenced to six weeks in prison.

Magistrates told him custody was the only option because he has a previous history of offending, and he has failed to respond to previous community penalties.

Butcher, who also admitted breaching a conditional discharge, also asked for two other similar offences to be taken into consideration.

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