A shoplifter from Evesham stole almost £200 worth of alcohol.

Russell Purfield, 41 and of Bewdley Street, stole five one-litre bottles of Jack Daniels and another 750ml bottle of the whiskey from a Tesco store in Evesham.

In total, Purfield stole £186 worth of alcohol on Friday, May 20, to which he pleaded guilty.

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Due to the value being under a certain amount, Purfield was sentenced for the summary offence a day later at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £26 and costs of £35 to the Crown Prosecution Service.