A MAN who made two trips to an Isle of Wight Co-op supermarket to steal beer, then attacked a shop worker who tried to retrieve it by pushing her into a parked car, was ordered to pay his victim compensation.

Terence Perkins, of Orchardleigh Road, Shanklin, admitted assaulting a woman by beating and shoplifting, on August 20, at an earlier hearing.

Perkins, 38, entered the Co-op in Regent Street, Shanklin, at 9.55am and made off with two packs of Kronenbourg 1664 beer.

Ten minutes later, Perkins returned and made off with three cases of Heineken beer — but this time an employee spotted it and told a supervisor, who chased after him, said Lauren Stone, prosecuting, at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court last Friday (November 10).

Challenging Perkins, she asked him to return the beers or pay for them, but he refused.

When she struggled with Perkins to take them off him, his bag split and the beers fell out. In his anger, he hurled one to the ground.

Perkins pushed the woman into a parked car, which caused bruising to her arm, Miss Stone explained.

The beer from the first theft was not recovered, valued at £33.30, but the rest were.

Perkins, unemployed, appeared with a criminal record of 14 convictions for 25 offences.

For Perkins, Michael McGoldrick said his client had been struggling with alcohol issues.

Magistrates handed Perkins a 12-month probation order, 20 rehabilitation sessions and an alcohol treatment programme.

Perkins was also ordered to pay his victim £100 compensation, together with £33.30 to the Co-op for the beer he stole, but no costs were ordered due to his financial means.