A man has been charged with stealing a £300 guitar from Cash Converters and a number of other shoplifting incidents in Southampton and Eastleigh.

Mark Collison, 45, of no fixed abode, has been charged with six counts of theft by Hampshire Police that took place between September and December 2023.

The first incident – on September 18 – saw four bottles of alcohol stolen from the Little Waitrose store in West Quay Shopping Centre and a further four bottles of wine taken from the Welcome Co-op store at Liberty Quays.

A further six bottles of wine were taken from the same store the following day on September 19.

A third incident on October 7, saw a guitar worth £300 stolen from the Cash Converters store on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.

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Over a month later, on November 13, alcohol worth £441 was taken from Tesco at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

On December 3 – the most recent incident – Collison was located in Southampton city centre with items worth £180, suspected to have been stolen from the Superdry store.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “Collison is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, December 4.”