A MAN stole nine bottles of vodka worth more than £200 from a branch of the Co-Op in Oldham, a court has heard.

Leon Wilkes, 41, of Falkirk Street, appeared at Tameside Magistrates' Court a week ago on Tuesday, October 5.

He pleaded guilty to the theft, which happened three weeks earlier in September.

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In total, the value of the nine bottles of vodka came to £204.

Magistrates adjourned the hearing to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Wilkes was bailed on the condition he does not go to any branch of the Co-Op.

He is due back at Tameside Magistrates' Court for the sentence on November 1.