A DRUG addict banned from entering Westquay broke his order in a bid to steal hundreds of pounds worth of perfume.

Luke John Henning entered the shopping centre and stole the bottles of perfume from John Lewis.

But the 37-year-old, who was serving a suspended sentence at the time, was foiled by security staff, who managed to recover the perfume.

Henning, of Alma Road, Southampton, was also caught stealing £50 worth of lamb from Sainsbury’s in Portswood.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates’ Court, Henning pleaded guilty to two counts of theft. He was jailed for 26 weeks.

The court heard how Henning entered Westquay on December 12 last year, despite being banned as part of a suspended sentence order, imposed for previous thefts.

Once inside, he stole £250 of perfume from the department store, whose security staff managed to recover the items.

In mitigation, Emma Smith told the court that her client had been a heroin user since he was 20, following the death of his mother.

She added that Henning, a qualified mechanic, had recently been caring for his partner, who suffers from mental health issues.

She told the court jailing Henning him would impact on her mental health.

However, district judge Peter Greenfield opted to activate Henning’s 20-week suspended sentence, which he reduced to 16 weeks due to his guilty plea.

He added a total of 10 weeks in prison for the two theft offences.

Henning was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and £16 in compensation to Sainsbury’s.