A man who stole toiletries and damaged a shop has been jailed for a string of offences.

Sam Hook, of no fixed abode, was jailed for six months at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old was charged with possession of a knife in a public place on November 2 2022 in Varos Close, theft of toiletries from Savers on Gosport High Street on October 30 this year, and common assault at One Stop in Beauchamp Avenue on November 4.

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He was also charged with criminal damage at the One Stop on the same day this year, and criminal damage to a police cell on November 6 this year.

He pleaded guilty to all the offences.

Hook was ordered to pay compensation to the victims and ordered to pay a £74 victim surcharge.