A PROSECCO thief who breached a suspended sentence made for serious offences has been ordered to get help for his alcohol problems.

Tomasz Nysztal, of Richmond Park Road in Bournemouth, stole two bottles of Prosecco worth £13.98 from Co-op in Holdenhurst Road on November 7.

He admitted theft at Poole Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The defendant, 42, also admitted the commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence order made in October last year for possessing a knife in a public place and burglary.

The suspended sentence was made at East London Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates in Poole decided to defer Nysztal's sentence until January 25 under a series of conditions. He was ordered to commit no further offences, seek help for his alcohol abuse and comply with the Probation Service in the preparation of a pre-sentence report.