Man ‘egged on’ to steal from shop

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A man said he was egged-on by other people to go and steal from a supermarket.

William Brown, 52, of John Street, South Shore, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was fined £110 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Peter Cave, defending, told magistrates: “Other people suggested that he go shoplifting. At the time his benefits had been stopped and he had not had any for eight weeks.”