A MEIFOD man stole a hammer drill and cameras to try and feed his drug habit.

William Mark Windsor, 34, of Troed Y Rhiw, pleaded guilty to theft and admitted breaching the terms of a community order when he appeared at Welshpool Magistrates Court.

Helen Tench, prosecuting, said Windsor walked into Aldi in Welshpool last November and took a hammer drill and indoor cameras, worth almost £110.

He made no attempt to pay and was caught on CCTV. In interview he admitted that he had stolen the items in order to sell them on as he needed money for drugs.

Magistrates were told by the probation service that Windsor had failed to comply with a community order he was given last year, missing appointments by phone and home visits.

Paul Inns, defending, said: "At the heart of his offending behaviour is the issue of taking drugs, sadly.

"At the time of the theft from Aldi, he was rattling, and suffering withdrawal symptoms, and stole to fund his drug habit."

Chair of the magistrates bench Cynthia McVey scrapped the previous community order and replacing it with another for 12 months, to include a 6pm to 6am curfew, running for 12 weeks.

He will pay £60 probation costs, £85 court costs and a £97 victim surcharge.

Windsor was also ordered to pay £109 in compensation to Aldi as the items were not recovered.