A SHOPLIFTER has been jailed for three months after stealing 22 handbags from TK Maxx in Leigh.

Barbara Sankoh, of no fixed abode, admitted taking the handbags from the Parsonage Retail Park shop during seven visits between February 19 and March 22 when she appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

The 38-year-old also pleaded guilty to the theft of meat, champagne and rum from Sainsburys on January 30, and five bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey from the same shop on March 12.

Sankoh was found guilty of making off with more than £360 of items from an Asda store in Wigan on Tuesday, May 1 as well.

She has been ordered to pay a victim services surcharge fee of £115 too.