A SOUTHAMPTON woman stole hundreds of pounds worth of good from a city department store and assaulted a security guard.

Amanda Jane Rodgers, 45, stole items worth an estimated £500 from John Lewis at Westquay on September 6.

She also assaulted a security officer from the store on the same day.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, Rodgers, of Cuckmere Lane, Millbrook, pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of assault.

Her sentencing was adjourned until February 3, at the same court, to allow for a pre-sentence report to be produced.