AN ANDOVER man who went on a shoplifting spree and breached orders banning him from various shops has been jailed.

Corey North, of Quicksilver Way, stole from Boots, Asda, Poundland, Sainsbury's and Tesco, and assaulted a woman while in Waitrose.

The 22-year-old appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to nine counts of theft and a further charge of assault.

North was jailed for 14 weeks in March, but was due to only serve half of this term.

On May 10 he stole cosmetics worth £45 from Boots, and May 12 he walked into Poundland, in High Street, and took £36 worth of household items.

The following day he went into Waitrose, Asda, Boots and Sainsbury's where he stole alcohol, razors, electrical equipment, a bottle of fragrance, meat, hair gel and even a pillow cover.

Then on May 14 and 15 he went into two Tesco stores and walked out with personal hygiene items and meat.

In sentencing magistrates jailed North for 12 weeks due to “persistent offending of a similar nature” and because he targeted the same shops despite banning orders being in place.

A criminal behaviour was also imposed for two years which prohibits North from abusing or threatening any person within retail premises in Andover and entering Boots, Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Poundland in Andover.

He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.