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Beer thief given community service

A Douglas man who broke into a pub cellar to steal beer has been ordered to carry out community service. 

28-year-old Dewayne Giles, of Bucks Road, stole three crates of beer from the Royal George in Ramsey on May 15th last year. 

He then allowed himself to be carried in a van which had been taken without the owner's consent and which later crashed in Willaston. 

Giles later pleaded guilty to burglary and taking a vehicle without consent - at Douglas Courthouse this week his advocate said he had "very little recollection of events". 

She blamed that on his alcohol intake saying he was taking steps to reduce his drinking and adding "he wants to get back on the straight and narrow". 

Sentencing him Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes told him "you were so intoxicated you weren't able to provide the police with an account". 

She sentenced him to 180 hours of unpaid work, ordered him to pay compensation of £35 and prosecution costs of £125. 

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