A MAN has been jailed after stealing hundreds of pounds worth of meat.

Magistrates jailed Andrew Copeland Brown because of his ‘flagrant disregard for court orders, people and their property’.

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At Oxford Magistrates’ Court on August 15, the 54-year-old, of Henry Taunt Close, Headington, admitted:

• Stealing food, costing £60, from Sainsbury’s on London Road, on July 10

• Stealing meat, costing £74, from Waitrose on London Road, on July 17

• Stealing meat, costing £87, from Iceland on London Road on August 13

• Stealing unknown items, costing an unknown amount, from Iceland on August 13

• Assaulting by beating a woman on Windmill Road, Oxford the same day

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He was sent to prison for eight weeks because the offences are ‘so serious and aggravated by the defendant’s record of previous offending’.

He must also pay back compensation of £100.