A SHOPLIFTER who took stolen goods from a supermarket to a nearby pub was later searched by police and arrested.  

Jody Barnes, 29, went into Tesco in Whitehaven with a male at 11pm on Wednesday, October 4.

Pamela Fee, prosecuting at Workington Magistartes Court, said the defendant selected a number of items including bread, cakes and perfume.

She was then seen on CCTV footage paying for a small number of items then left the store with the goods, including those that had not been paid for.

Barnes and the male then went to the Shipwrights Arms pub in Whitehaven with the items that had been stolen.

A stop search was later carried out by police and the stolen items worth £39.94 were found and returned to Tesco.

Barnes gave ‘no comment’ during police interview.

John Cooper, defending, said: “The probation report suggests she is moving in the right direction. She is attending Recovery Steps.

“She has a place in a hostel. It’s not far from Recovery Steps. They are working together to improve things for her.

“If she goes to custody, she will be back out without the address at the hostel.”

Barnes, of Peter Street, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop.

The defendant, who had fallen asleep in the dock and had to be woken by her defence solicitor before magistrates passed sentence, was given a 12-month community order with seven rehabilitation activity requirement days.

She was fined £40 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £114 victim surcharge.