A Hartlepool man has been banned from the town’s Tesco stores for six months after stealing food from one of its forecourt shops. Thirty-eight-year-old Martin John Clark, who has a drink problem, is now barred from all Tescos in Hartlepool after he went into the forecourt shop in Belle Vue Way and started filling his tracksuit top with food. He left without paying and was arrested. He admitted the offence and said that he ate the food that he’d stolen. He was sentenced to a six-month supervision order as well as the ban on entering any Tesco in Hartlepool.