The following shoplifting cases have been heard at Southampton Magistrates' Court.

STEVEN WOOD, 36, of West Quay Road, Southampton pleaded guilty to four counts of theft from a shop. This relates to £316.25 worth of stock stolen from Tesco Express, Iceland and Morrisons in Southampton. The items taken were 35 bars of chocolate, 38 cleaning products and 23 packs of meat. Wood was given a community order until July 31, 2025, with an alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement for 90 days. He must also complete up to 20 rehabilitation days.

DAVID FISHER, 35, admitted two counts of theft from a shop after alcohol and household items were stolen from Poundland and One Stop in Southampton. The total value of the goods taken is £118.25. Fisher also pleaded guilty to racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress towards a police constable. He was ordered to pay £73.50 in compensation, a £150 fine and £85 court costs. 

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JASON HAVARD, 34, of Hayward Close, Totton pleaded guilty to five counts of theft from a shop after £634.21 worth of stock was stolen from Tesco, Waitrose, Savers and B&Q. The items taken included dishwasher tablets, a Hoover, a plant and 90 bars of chocolate. Havard also stole £100 worth of goods from Dobbies Garden Centre in Cadnam. He was given a community order until August 1, 2025, with a drug treatment requirement. He must pay £200 in compensation.

JAY KITCHER, 24, of Helvellyn Road, Southampton admitted nine counts of theft from a shop after he stole coffee, chocolate, toiletries, and beauty products. The items had a total value of around £780.75 and were taken from Co-Op on Nursling, One Stop on Kendal Avenue and Tk Maxx in Southampton. Kitcher was jailed for 28 weeks. 

ANDREW BOWES, 58, of Hyde Gate, Winchester pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from a shop after he stole £41.95 worth of alcohol from M&S and Sainsbury's in Winchester. He was ordered to pay £21.30 in compensation.