A SHOPLIFTER with an “appalling” record struck three times in a day at a Lochgelly store.

Ryan Currie made a hat-trick of visits to a Co-op store and helped himself to booze worth £210.

Currie, 30, of South Street, Lochgelly, admitted three charges when he appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court by video-link from prison.

He admitted that on three occasions on September 7, at the Co-op store, Bank Street, Lochgelly, he stole alcohol.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the total value of the stolen items was £210 and there was no recovery.

Defence solicitor Joe Mooney said his client had been out of jail since September last year.

He added: “He has a drugs problem and has continually lapsed back. He had been trying to keep himself on the straight and narrow.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Currie: “You have an appalling record”, and jailed him for six months.