A COUPLE have appeared in court after they stole meat together from a budget supermarket.

Kerry Jackson, 34, and Dylan Bawn, 35, both of Jefferson Park, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop.

They admitted stealing six packs of steak, two gammon joints and two gammon steaks worth £24.90 from Heron Foods in Whitehaven on May 27.

Jackson also pleaded guilty to a separate theft charge, which related to a different incident on October 1.

She had stolen three bottles of Prosecco, worth £33, from Morrisons in Whitehaven.

The court heard that on May 27, the couple were together in Heron Foods and had put the items into a shopping bag.

They had then left the store, making no attempt to pay. The incident was caught on CCTV.

When interviewed by police some time later, Bawn denied the offence and said he couldn't remember going into the store.

He was then shown the CCTV footage and said it was him and admitted stealing the items.

Jackson was shown the footage and accepted it was her but said she couldn't remember.

She was also caught on CCTV stealing the three bottles of Prosecco on October 1.

The court heard that Bawn had a total of 37 theft offences on his record.

Jackson was fined £80 for both offences. She must also pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge to fund victim services.

She was ordered to pay £33 compensation to Morrisons and £12.45 to Heron Foods.

Bawn was fined £120 and must pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge to fund victim services.

He must also pay £12.45 compensation to Heron Foods.