A PROLIFIC shoplifter has been jailed after stealing a quantity of meat.

Barbara Sankoh, of Selwyn Street, Leigh, admitted taking meat worth £68.36 from Marks and Spencers on Thursday.

The 38-year-old had only been given a community order two days previously on Tuesday after taking groceries to the value of £110.95 from Tesco Extra in Leigh the day before.

Sankoh, whose previous shoplifting record was considered, was given a total sentence of five months and ordered to pay a victim services surcharge fee of £115.

She was sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Friday.