A Stevenage man has been jailed for six months after breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) and being caught shoplifting.

Patrick Turner, aged 33, of Sterling Close, was given the five-year order earlier this month, which prevents him from entering certain stores in the town, including all One Stop shops, Co-op stores, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Boots, TK Maxx, Savers, Home Bargains and Sainsbury's.

On May 21, Turner was arrested by police officers in the One Stop shop in Bragbury End, after he was caught stealing tubs of butter. He was remanded into custody and appeared at Hatfield Magistrates' Court the next day, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and four breaches of his CBO.

He was sentenced to six months in prison.

Investigating officer PC Terry Thompson said: "We are working hard to tackle the ongoing issue of shoplifting in Stevenage and are using CBOs wherever possible.

"This means persistent offenders can face custodial sentences if they breach their order and continue to offend."