A BOUNCY castle was stolen from a supermarket by a Haddington man.

James Langford, 27, stole the large children’s toy from the Aldi store in Haddington last September.

He had previously admitted the theft and returned to Edinburgh Sheriff Court for sentencing last Friday.

Solicitor Katy Bell said her client was “in a position to pay a financial penalty” and that he had recently moved to Haddington.

Langford, of the town’s Brown Street, was handed a £100 fine to mark the offence.

Sheriff John Cook acknowledged the reason for Langford’s theft was due to his benefits being suspended for a period before the offence took place.

Langford admitted stealing a bouncy castle from Aldi on September 13 last year.