A Southampton shoplifter who stole more than £2,500 worth of alcohol in the space of four weeks has been spared jail. 

Katie Lloyd, 37, stole spirits and other alcohol worth £2,596 during 22 separate incidents at Sainsbury's in Lordshill and Tollbar Way, Hedge End. 

Southampton Magistrates' Court heard how she stole the items between June 21 and July 21 last year. 

Lloyd, of Lindoe Close, Southampton, admitted all 22 shoplifting offences.

She received a one-year community order at a sentencing hearing at the same court on Wednesday last week.

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Lloyd must complete up to 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and pay £1,000 in compensation. 

The compensation was reduced due to her means.

She was also banned from entering the Sainsbury's stores she targeted for the next year. 

She must pay up fortnightly at a rate of £10 a month starting from May 30.