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Homeless man stole pizzas and wine from Inverness supermarket

By Ali Morrison

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A PENNILESS homeless man stole two frozen pizzas from an Inverness shop because he was hungry.

John Cowie of Corden House, Union Street, Inverness also walked out of the Tesco Metro supermarket in Tomnahurich Street with two bottles of wine to wash down his illicit haul.

The 23-year-old appeared from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court today and admitted the charge of shoplifting which occurred on last Friday.

Fiscal depute Robert Weir said the total value of the pizzas and alcohol was £16.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said his client had no benefits, had been reliant on hand-outs from family and had spent three nights in custody as a result of the offence.

Sheriff Sara Matheson admonished Cowie due to the period he had spent in police cells.

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