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Homeless man stole 'so he could buy food'

A homeless man stole £47 worth of washing powder tablets from a shop to sell them to buy food, a court has been told.

Ryan Gerard McGlinchey (28) from Limavady admitted stealing the tablets on January 4 from a Spar in Ballykelly.

His solicitor Pearse MacDermott told District Judge Barney McElholm that McGlinchey lived a nomadic lifestyle and had accumulated “an horrendous record for offences of dishonesty”.

The judge imposed a six-month jail term, suspended for three years.

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