A judge has banned a man from a Fleetwood supermarket after he stole a bottle of rum on New Year’s Day.
Christopher Grundy said he took the booze because he was struggling financially as his benefits had not been sorted out.
Grundy, 35, of Bold Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to theft.
He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with one year’s drug rehabilitation, prohibited from entering Asda, Dock Street, Fleetwood for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jane Goodwin sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Grundy was caught after stealing a bottle of Bacardi from the port’s Asda supermarket.