Sho­plifter bit guard

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A man bit a shop se­cu­rity guard af­ter steal­ing six bot­tles of booze from a Lidl store.

Conor Har­ri­son, of no fixed ad­dress, left a bite mark on the wrist of the se­cu­rity guard af­ter steal­ing two bot­tles of wine, two bot­tles of Bud­weiser and two bot­tles of Devon­shire Scrumpy Cider in De­cem­ber,

The month be­fore, he was spot­ted on CCTV spray paint­ing the fire exit steps out­side the Mar­sham Street Com­mu­nity Sup­port Cen­tre in Maid­stone with an ob­scen­ity.

Har­ri­son, 20, told An­thony Beres­ford, chair­man of the bench at Maid­stone Mag­is­trates’ Court, he was un­able to re­call the in­ci­dent due to a drink prob­lem.

He said: “I was go­ing through a bad patch with al­co­hol and I have now over­come the prob­lem. I am get­ting my life back on track.”

Har­ri­son was given a con­di­tional dis­charge af­ter ad­mit­ting one count of theft, one count of as­sault by beat­ing and one charge of crim­i­nal dam­age.

He was also or­dered to re­pay Lidl £21.34, pay £100 in com­pen­sa­tion to the se­cu­rity guard and pay £25 to the com­mu­nity cen­tre for re­pairs.

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