Serial meat thief caught

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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.