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Clapton man steals vodka from Tesco after wife took his wallet

PUBLISHED: 14:58 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:04 24 March 2015

Barkingside Magistrates Court

Barkingside Magistrates Court

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A man has admitted stealing vodka from a supermarket after his wife confiscated his wallet and bank cards.

Saulius Vitas, 37, of Ickburgh Road, Clapton, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 13.

The court heard that Vitas was found in front of Tesco, in High Road, Goodmayes, with an unopened bottle of vodka worth £25.

Security guards called an ambulance after finding Vitas intoxicated, unresponsive and without a receipt for the drink last month.

The court heard his wife took his wallet after she had grown concerned about his alcohol issues.

Judge Susan Holdham sentenced Vitas to eight weeks in prison suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to pay £85 in court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

She said: “You pleaded at the first opportunity and I give you credit for that.

“I’m told you have now come to realise the toll it has taken on you and you can’t continue to drink.”


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