A MAN who stole meat worth over £7 from an Andover supermarket has been slapped with fines 15 times higher the value of the items he took.

Graham Savage, of Roman Road, Stockbridge, walked into Tesco, in Weyhill Road, on October 12 and stole meat worth £7.54.

At Basingstoke Magistrates Court on October 30 the 33-year-old pleaded guilty to theft.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a £40 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £40 court costs.