Stealing a cheap bottle of wine resulted in a costly court appearance for a Pembroke Dock teen.

Daniel Bain, of Victoria Road, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, August 7.

The court heard that Bain, 18, was caught on CCTV stealing the £1.89 bottle from Londis Stores, Tenby, at around 9.30pm on July 21, and walking off.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the bench that a police officer went looking for Bain after recognising him from the camera footage, and spotted him at the town’s train station.

“He fully admitted he had just stolen the bottle of wine. He was arrested and taken to Haverfordwest police station where he repeated his admission.”

Jonathan Webb, defending, said Bain, who was on benefits, got drunk while in Tenby with friends.

“On the way home, on his way to the railway station, he stole a bottle of very cheap wine.”

Magistrates fined Bain £40 and ordered him to pay £1.89 compensation to the shop, £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.