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Community service for serial shoplifter

Douglas man stole butter amongst other items

A Douglas man who stole items from shops across the Isle of Man has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.

Liam Patrick Flanagan, of Hazel Close, stole a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey from Shoprite in Port Erin on 23 October last year.

He also took a pair of tracksuit bottoms, from JD Sports in Douglas, on 15 November.

The 57-year-old also admitted being drunk and disorderly on 4 January in Port Erin.

On the same date he stole another bottle of whiskey, and a bottle of Prosecco, from Shoprite there - as well as butter, worth £2.20, from the Co-op.

Sentencing Flanagan to a community service order and a 12-month alcohol ban; Magistrates also ordered him to pay compensation and costs.

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