A MAN stole 24 cans of lager - after going on an all-day binge.

Robert Wilson, 26, of Cope Street, Worsbrough Common, drowned his sorrows because he couldn't see his children after splitting up with his partner.

Paul Macauley, prosecuting, said Wilson couldn't remember anything about the theft from Rhythm 'n' Booze on Racecommon Road.

Wilson, who admitted shoplifting, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £60 in costs, £23.94 in compensation and a £15 victim surcharge.