A SOUTHAMPTON man has pleaded guilty to a spate of thefts, fraud and burglary offences.

Rashpal Sanghera, appeared in Southampton Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, one count of fraud, one count of burglary and one count of driving under the influence of drugs.

The 35-year-old has also been detained for failing to appear at the same court on February 19.

He had been due to stand trial for sexual assault and then failing to appear at the sentencing hearing on March 16, having been found guilty.

The charges relate to the following offences:

• A theft of a charity tin from Sam’s Chicken Takeaway in Shirley High Street on January 17.

• A theft of a charity tin from Moby Dick fish and chip shop in Church Street, Shirley on January 27.

• A theft of four bottles of spirits to the value of £115 from Sainsbury’s in Leigh Road, Eastleigh on February 7.

• Fraud by false representation namely using a bank card belonging to another on February 1.

• A burglary at the McColls store in Bedford Place on February 1 where four lottery scratch cards were stolen.

• Driving under the influence of drugs on October 18 last year.

Sanghera of Lingwood Close has been remanded into custody and will next appear on Thursday, April 16 at Southampton Crown Court for sentence on all matters.