A shoplifter who stole several lamb steaks is now having to pay the price.

James Dempsey, 44, pilfered 10 lamb leg steaks from M&S in New Milton, valued at £67.50.

He admitted to the theft from the shop in Station Road on June 29.

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Dempsey of Glenville Road, Walkford was remanded in custody and appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

He received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay compensation.

This is equivalent to the value of the items he stole.