A TEENAGER who spent six months in a young offenders' institution has been warned that he could be locked up again if he is spotted visiting local shops, getting drunk or even swearing in public.

Persistent offender Lawrence Cuthbert is now starting a five-year antisocial behaviour order after being released early from an 18-month sentence for dealing in stolen goods.

The 19-year-old, of Lower St Helens Road in Hedge End, has been warned that he has to stay away from shops including the Tesco store in Fair Oak, a Tesco Express in Pilgrims Close, Chandler's Ford, Tesco Express shops in Twyford Road, Eastleigh, a Co-op in Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh and the One Stop store in Bournemouth Road, Chandler's Ford.

He has also been told not to be drunk in a public place and not to use abusive language in public.

The order comes to an end on June 1, 2012.

Cuthbert was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods. The court heard how he received a mobile phone seconds after it had been stolen from a former classmate.

Cuthbert, who was 18 at the time, had stopped his car after spotting victim Kane Goffe walking along the road. Two passengers in the car then approached the victim and robbed him of his mobile phone before getting back into the vehicle, which then sped off.

Prosecutor Eleanor Fargin said that police recovered the phone from under a pillow at Cuthbert's home. At the time he was on bail for further offences and on licence from a young offenders' institution.

The court heard how Cuthbert had 21 previous convictions for 59 offences.

Sentencing in June last year, Judge Tom Longbotham told Cuthbert: "You must realise if you continue to drink and commit further offences, your life will go nowhere."

He rejected a suspended sentence, telling Cuthbert: "You express some motivation, although limited, to address your alcohol misuse. You must find that motivation, otherwise your life will be a downward spiral."

Mark Ashley, defending, said Cuthbert hadn't known that his passengers were going to rob the victim.