A Southampton man has avoided jail after he stole wine, whiskey, vodka and cognac during a 10-month spree.

Mohammed Diallo, 27, admitted 12 counts of theft from a shop at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

These related to incidents at Sainsbury's in Portswood Road, Co-Op in Commercial Road and Boots. 

The offences, which were committed between March 16 and December 10 last year, saw at least £250.43 of stock stolen. 

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The value of the items taken is unknown for most of the charges.

Among the stolen products were wine, Jack Daniels, Smirnoff Vodka and Hennessey Cognac. 

He also stole toiletries.

Diallo of Cranbury Avenue, Southampton also pleaded guilty to a single count of failing to surrender to bail at Southampton Central Police Station.

He was given a community order until August 7, 2025, with a 12-month alcohol treatment requirement and 20 rehabilitation days.

No order was made for compensation due to his limited means.