A thief who was drinking up to nine litres of strong cider a day was given a chance by a store after stealing but he returned to the same premises and stole again.
Thomas Dudley was caught at the resort’s B and M Bargains after taking a bottle of vodka but he was allowed to go on his way after the alcohol was returned and he was told never to return to the shop.
Five hours later Dudley went back to the store and again stole a bottle of vodka valued at £15.98p.
Dudley, 34, of Hull Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft from the store on November 6, and breaching a conditional discharge imposed for failing to comply with a notice ordering him to leave an area.
He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.