Alcohol thief stole more than £200 worth of booze from convenience store

A man who stole more than £200 worth of alcohol from a convenience store has appeared in court.

Martin Williams appeared in court earlier this month
Martin Williams appeared in court earlier this month

Martin Williams, 42, appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court on January 3 accused of stealing 10 bottles of booze from Mid-Counties Co-op store in Church Stretton on November 23 last year.

The court heard how Williams took five bottles of Gordon's Gin, a bottle of Barcadi, two bottles of Kraken Rum, one bottle Discarded Rum and a bottle of Dead Man Fingers Rum from the store in Lion Meadow, the value of which added up to £212.49.

Magistrates gave Williams, from Jamaica Street in Bristol, a two-year conditional discharge and ordered him to pay costs of £185 as well as a victim surcharge of £26.

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