A man who admitted a string of thefts from stores across Dundee was given a community payback order at the city’s sheriff court.
Ryan Brown, 30, of Whistlers Way, had admitted a number of offences, including stealing meat products from the Co-operative store on Brook Street on April 29.
He had also admitted stealing meat from Tesco Express, Hawkhill, and Co-op, Brook Street, on June 15.
He also admitted that on June 20 at Spar, Perth Road, he stole toiletries, while on bail and on June 23 at Tesco Extra, Riverside Drive, he stole a quantity of groceries, toiletries and batteries, while on bail.
He also admitted that on April 17 at Butterburn Square he stole a computer game console.
He further admitted that on July 30 at Lidl store, Dura Street, he stole two blocks of cheese, two joints of meat and a jar of coffee, while on bail, and at the same place on the same date, he pretended to Constable Derek Cowan that he was Michael Taylor knowing this to be false, with the intent to pervert the course of justice, and attempted to pervert the course of justice while on bail.
Brown was handed a community payback order and was given a supervision requirement for 18 months. He was also given a drug treatment requirement and must attend Tayside Substance Misuse Service for 18 months.