Thief stole lux­ury jars of honey

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A RUNCORN man was sent down for two weeks for steal­ing lux­ury honey worth £150 that is now a hit with the rich and fa­mous be­cause of its rep­u­ta­tion for health ben­e­fits.

Shaun Michael Clare, 29, of Quarry Close, ad­mit­ted swip­ing three jars of manuka honey from Hol­land And Bar­rett in Widnes on Au­gust 8.

He was handed two weeks be­hind bars be­cause of pre­vi­ous of­fend­ing and told to pay £150 com­pen­sa­tion.

Manuka honey is pro­duced in New Zealand and has re­puted health-boost­ing prop­er­ties.

The Daily Tele­graph re­ported in Au­gust that it was the honey of choice for film star Gwyneth Pal­trow, with the ar­ti­cle cit­ing a health study that found it re­duced gum dis­ease and plaque.

How­ever, not all nu­tri­tion­ists were con­vinced it was worth the cost at up to £100 a jar be­cause food­stuffs with sim­i­lar an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties can be bought for much cheaper such as gar­lic.

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