TWO men have been ordered to pay compensation to Skipton's Morrisons store after admitting stealing Prosecco and lager on two separate occasions.

Clive Auty, 48, of Bennett Street, Skipton, and Luke Widdop, 49, of Park Avenue, Sutton-in-Craven, admitted stealing two bottles of Prosecco valued at £12 on October 16 last year, and a box of Moretti lager valued at £12 on October 28 last year.

Prosecutor Nadine Clough said the incidents were captured on CCTV. None of the alcohol was recovered.

Auty and Widdop, appearing together at Skipton Magistrates' Court, said they were sorry and embarrassed.

Auty said he had a broken leg and was 'having a hard time recently'. He said he was a former builder/joiner and was on benefits. He also has seizures.

Widdop said he too was on benefits and was struggling. He said they should not have done it.

Magistrates accepted there were no aggravating features associated with the thefts and gave them credit for their guilty pleas.

They gave each defendant a conditional discharge for six months.

Both defendants were ordered to each pay compensation to Morrisons of £12.

They were also told they most pay court costs of £85 each and a surcharge of £22.