A man claimed he downed half a bottle of vodka and couldn’t remember going on a shoplifting spree at Poundland, DV8 and Sports Direct in Coleraine.
Robert Alfred Alexander McMullan, (30), of the Simon Community at Lodge Road in Coleraine, admitted three offences of theft relating to February 10 last year.
Items taken were two tee-shirts, a cap and drinks and chocolates.
Ordering McMullan to do 60 hours of unpaid work Deputy District Judge Peter Magill: “It
would be better if you put something back into society.”