A PROLIFIC shoplifter with a flagrant disregard for court orders has been jailed for 10 weeks after admitting stealing £50 worth of sirloin steak.

Carl Taylor, of Cedar Road, Leigh, stole the meat from the town’s Marks and Spencer store on June 27.

The 43-year-old had been given a community order 15 days earlier for stealing £42 worth of meat from an Asda store on April 7.

Taylor appeared before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The bench took into account him failing to comply with his community order designed to assist him with his drugs problem when imposing the custodial sentence.

Taylor was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Emma Worsley, of Derby Road, Golborne, was found guilty of assaulting a female in Wigan on March 19.

The 35-year-old denied the charge.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Worsley is set to return to the court for sentencing on July 25.

Bradley Whiteside, of Bonneywell Road, Leigh, was banned from driving for 22 months after admitting drink driving in the town on June 26.

The 24-year-old also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.

On top of the ban he was fined £600 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Colin Herbert, 35, and Stewart Naylor, 36, both of Empress Drive, Leigh, admitted entering Fred Longworth High School as trespassers on March 11 and stealing a 70-inch electronic marker board to the value of £3,500.

They are set to be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on August 9.

Yvonne Armstrong and Louis Vickers, both of Coronation Avenue, Atherton, face crown court trials on drug dealing charges.

Armstrong, 26, is accused of supplying cocaine in Wigan to others between December 22 and January 14.

Vickers, 34, is accused of being caught in possession of cocaine in Wigan on January 13 with intent to supply it to others.

Their trials at Bolton Crown Court are set to start on August 9.

Paul Billington, of May Street, Golborne, is also set to be tried at the court on that day.

The 21-year-old is accused of having sex with an underage girl.