A THIEF has been sentenced to 56 days in prison after committing several offences.

Aaron Paul Pearce, 41, pleaded guilty to stealing £437.22 of meat, alcohol and groceries from Waitrose in Chandler’s Ford in December.

He stole alcohol worth £216 from the Asda in Andover three days later.

Pearce, of Gainsborough Road in Andover, also pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to custody at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.

No compensation was ordered for the items as they were recovered from the defendant.