A Totton man who stole almost £300 worth of items during a shoplifting spree at Morrisons and Asda has been sentenced.

Joseph Daniel Arnold, 33, appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court today (May 23) after a number of incidents between March 6 and April 30. 

He pleaded guilty to five counts of theft from a shop which took place at Morrisons, Spruce Drive and Asda, Maynard Road. 

In total, £296.76 worth of items were taken. 

Magistrates handed him a £120 fine and ordered him to pay £86.76 in compensation. 

He was also given a community order and is subject to a rehabilitation activity requirement.