Shoplifter who stole £2,200 worth of goods is jailed for 360 days

A PROLIFIC shoplifter has been jailed for nearly a year.

Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 12:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 7:44 pm

Ricky Shields, 40, of Billy Lawn Avenue, Leigh Park, admitted 17 thefts of goods worth £2,273.

He targeted Lidl, New Look Next, Farm Foods, Savers and One Stop in Havant between April 11 and July 9.

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Portsmouth magistrates said he was a persistent and prolific offender and jailed him for 360 days.

He was on post-release supervision when he was stealing the goods ranging from coffee, dresses, children's clothing, meat, and cheese.