Police have seized £194 worth of stolen goods from Poundland on Shirley high street.

It comes after officers patrolled the high street on Wednesday and spotted a suspect walking out of the variety store without having paid for the goods she was carrying.

Police recovered £194 worth of stock before returning the items to the store.

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A post on Southampton police’s Facebook page said: “On our dedicated patrol of Shirley high street today (Wednesday) we thought Poundland had a phenomenal sale on when we saw a female walk out completely laden with goods.

“Turns out she had attempted the 100 per cent discount. Upon some digging it also turned out she was suspect for an assault, theft and was further arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs.”

The police spokesperson added: “Turns out the 100 per cent discount does have a cost.”