A MAN who admitted stealing £30 worth of food items from the Iceland store in Ballymena on his birthday had placed items in a binliner and only paid for sausages at the till.
Conor McGill (27), with an address listed as Ballymoney Road in Ballymena, committed the theft on September 4 this year.
He appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court where defence solicitor John McAtamney said it was a “low value” theft.
District Judge Nigel Broderick said he some times wondered that when he previously handed down suspended sentences to people like the defendant if the “penny had dropped” that if they re-offend they are putting their liberty at risk.
The judge said he was deferring sentencing in McGill’s case for six months to next April and he was not to re-offend and has to engage with Probation.