A MAN who went on an awayday shoplifting trip to Longridge and stole champagne went for a return the following day and again the day after that.

Blackburn magistrates heard Mark Edward Brown was eventually arrested and all the matters, which had been caught on CCTV, were charged.

Brown, 45, of the Salvation Army Hostel, Heaton Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to stealing four bottles of champagne from the Co-op, eight bottles of spirits worth £132 from Sainsburys, one bottle of champagne from the Co-op and spirits worth £34 from Booths.

He was ordered to pay £246 compensation and £90 victim surcharge and made subject to a curfew between 8pm and 7am for six weeks.

He excluded from Sainsburys in Longridge for six months after the court heard he was already excluded from the Co-op and Booths.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Brown was convicted of similar offences in January when he had been excluded from Booths and the Co-op.

Brown told police he was struggling with Universal Credit and had no money to buy food.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said when Brown was before the court in January attempts were made to bring forward the latest charges but it had not been possible.

"At the time of these offences in January he was having difficulty with his benefits," said Mr Taylor.

"He needed money to buy food and returned to old ways to try and raise some cash."