A SOUTHAMPTON judge kept a Bursledon woman who admitted shoplifting out of prison in the public interest.

Judge Peter Henry explained that if he jailed Natasha Brown, it would only be for a few weeks and she would come out without any support.

He gave her an 18-month community order with supervision and a six-month drug rehabilitation order.

Brown, 26, of Nightingale Close, admitted two counts of shoplifting and one of breaching a community order.