A DRUG addict raided three charity shops in one day in a bid to feed his habit.

Renfrew man William Peacock targeted stores run by Cancer Research UK, Debra and the Salvation Army, all in Paisley, on August 17 this year.

He stole kitchen utensils from the Debra store before pinching glasses from the Salvation Army branch and then household items and spectacles from the Cancer Research shop.

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Peacock, of Anderson Drive, admitted his guilt over the thefts at a previous court hearing, with sentence deferred for him to be of good behaviour, and returned to the dock this week to learn his fate.

Sheriff Craig Harris placed 52-year-old Peacock on a Community Payback Order, telling him he will be supervised by social workers for 18 months.

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Peacock was told that, if he breached the order, the court would be “out of options.”