A SHOPLIFTER handed himself in to police after friends spotted his picture in the Gazette.
A CCTV image of the man was printed after he stole wine from Sainsbury’s in Binchester Street, Simonside, South Shields.
The next day the thief handed himself in to police.
He told officers his friends called him to say they had seen his picture in the newspaper.
He admitted stealing the wine and was given a caution for theft.