A SERIAL shoplifter was caught after stealing £71 worth of meat from the Co-op at Blackpool.
Martin Tysoe, 30, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, admitted one offence of theft from a shop and asked for five other similar offences to be considered.
He was sentenced to a 12 months conditional discharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Trevor Colebourne, defending, said his client had a drug problem.
He had received treatment in prison for his drugs problem, the defence added.