A heroin addict has been jailed for shop-lifting £1,168.55 of goods from local stores to feed her habit.

Marion Picton, of Willow End, Milford Haven, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, May 1.

She pleaded guilty to the attempted theft of two LED televisions worth £258 from Tesco, Haverfordwest, on April 6, and stealing £384 of whiskey from the same store the following day.

Picton, 38, also admitted stealing April 11 stole aftershave and razorblades worth £246.55 from Boots, Haverfordwest, on April 11, bottles of alcohol to the approximate value of £100 from Tesco, Milford Haven, on March 18 and £120 of alcohol on March 25.

She also took meat products to the value of around £60 from Lidl, Milford Haven, on April 3.

Abul Hussain, prosecuting, told the court that Picton was caught on CCTV footage putting the items into her bag, or a pushchair, and leaving the stores without paying for them.

She made a full admission when police located her in Milford Haven, and the court heard that she had previous convictions for theft.

Mark Layton, defending, stated that Picton ‘came to her senses’ and did not leave the store with the televisions, and some of the alcohol was also recovered.

Mr Layton added that she was making progress with her drug issues.

“She is seeking help on a voluntary basis for her drug problem but that lapsed. She had something of a relapse.”

“She is progressing well with dealing with the heroin addiction which prompted her offending.”

Magistrates sentenced Picton to 16 weeks in prison and ordered her to pay £100 court costs, a £115 surcharge and compensation to the stores.

The £841.28 total will be added to more than £4,000 in fines already owed to the court.

The chairman of the bench said: “You are committing offences to feed your habit.”