A Southampton shoplifter has been jailed after he stole more than £400 worth of confectionary and chinos. 

Zachary Lowe, 36, was jailed at Southampton Magistrates' Court for a crime spree spanning more than a month. 

During four separate incidents, he stole a total of £424.45 worth of items including confectionary and chinos. 

The offences took place between February 21 and March 30 this year at Marks and Spencer in Westquay Shopping Centre and a Southampton Co-Op store. 

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Lowe of Radcliffe Road, Southampton pleaded guilty to four counts of theft from a shop. 

He also pleaded guilty to burglary at Co-Op in Bridge Road, Southampton and failing or refusing to provide a sample for a Class A drug test. 

Magistrates decided that the offences were "so serious that only a custodial sentence can be justified". 

He was jailed for three months.