A shoplifter has been jailed for almost three years after he stole more than £600 of items from two Andover stores - despite being banned from entering them.

Jake Timothy Collingwood Hughes assaulted a security guard and made threats of violence towards him in one of the incidents.

Winchester Crown Court was told on Wednesday how Hughes, of The Hexagon, had a Criminal Behaviour Order put in place after a series of other shoplifting offences earlier this year.

He was banned from entering the Andover branches of Boots, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Co-Op, Wilkinsons, Poundland or TK Maxx, or abusing or threatening any person in any retail premises in Andover.

But less than two months into the five-year order, Hughes had entered stores in Andover and shoplifted on multiple occasions.

Hughes was accused of three incidents of shoplifting from TK Maxx, to a total of approximately £400, between September 14 and October 14.

There were further breaches on October 31 when Hughes entered Boots and stole items to an approximate value of £260.

The court also heard how on October 15 Hughes assaulted a security guard and made threats of violence toward him.

Since the CBO was issued in July, the court was told how Hughes had entered a number of stores in Andover which he was not allowed to, including TK Maxx, Boots and Wilkinsons. He was sentenced for the breach of the CBO too.

After the 31-year-old admitted the charges, he was sentenced to a total of 32 months in prison.