A MAN who was found with a modified razor intended to be used as a weapon at Andover police station has been jailed.

The blade was found on Ryan Peter Culley when he appeared at the station, in South Street, on Monday last week following a spate of thefts around the town.

Culley, of no fixed address, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday last week where he admitted to three counts of theft and another charge of being in possession of a bladed article in a public place.

The court heard that the 33-year-old went on a crime spree over a three-day period earlier this month when he stole a number of bottles of wine from shops in the town.

On Monday, 2 April, Culley stole four bottles of rose wine, costing £56, from a McColls store in Andover.

On the same day he also stole five bottles of wine from a Co-op store.

Two days later, on April 4, he went into another Co-Op and stole three bottles of rose wine, worth £16.50, from the store.

Magistrates handed Culley an overall 18-week jail term due to the seriousness of the offences and the “dangerous circumstances in which it [the razor] was held”.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £35 compensation to the shops affected.