A man who was caught trespassing on a New Forest railway line has been convicted of nine offences including burglary, theft and assault. 

Samuel Griffiths, 35, admitted nine charges at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

These included trespassing on the railway at Brockenhurst Railway Station on August 14 this year. 

He also admitted to stealing bottles of alcohol and two carrier bags from Tesco in Lymington that same day. 

The total value of the items taken was £391.75. 

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Griffiths of Cotswold Road, Southampton admitted two counts of burglary having taken spirits from a Southampton Co-Op. 

He pleaded guilty to a common assault, three counts of assault by beating and failing to surrender to bail as well.

All of the offences were committed in August this year.

Griffiths received a community order which will run until April 30, 2025 with 20 days of rehabilitation activity. 

He was also fined £50, and ordered to pay compensation of £200.

He was banned from entering Co-Op in Ocean Village, Lidl in Southampton and Tesco in Lymington for 18 months.