A shoplifter who stole more than £1,000 worth of food, drinks, tobacco and football cards has been banned from all Co-Op stores in the UK.

Floyd Gradidge of Millbrook Road West, Southampton pleaded guilty to 13 counts of theft from a shop. 

These relate to incidents at various Co-Op stores in the city where up to £1,167.93 worth of stock was stolen. 

Items taken include chocolate, meat, tobacco, football cards, alcohol, milk, sweets and cheese. 

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The incidents took place between October 6 last year and January 25, 2024.

Gradidge, 43, was also found guilty of driving without a licence, taking a vehicle without content and driving without insurance. 

These offences took place in Liverpool in August last year.

He admitted to failing to provide a sample for a Class A drug test in Southampton On November 11 as well. 

Gradidge was jailed for 26 weeks at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

He was excluded from entering any Co-Op store for 18 months and must pay £1,132.68 in compensation. 

The 43-year-old must also pay £85 court costs and was banned from driving for 12 months.