A MAN who got away with a £200 "trolley dash" went back the next day and tried again.

Blackburn magistrates heard this time Mark Peter Scaife was intercepted by staff and left empty handed.

But he was identified by police who viewed CCTV and subsequently arrested for both offences.

Scaife, 44, of Holmestrand Avenue, Burnley, pleaded guilty to theft of stock worth £200 from Tesco, Haslingden, on February 6 and attempted theft from the same store the following day. He was given a conditional discharge for nine months and ordered to pay £200 compensation.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the store manager viewed CCTV which showed Scaife loading a trolley with about £200 worth of goods before leaving without paying and loading the property into a car.

When he returned the following day he again loaded a trolley but staff intercepted him before he could leave.

Ian Huggan, defending, said his client had no previous convictions for dishonesty and had not been in trouble with the courts for 20 years.

He said his client had fallen from a roof in 1995 while working and suffered very serious injuries which had prevented him working since.

"He had some financial difficulties and accepts stealing on the first occasion and trying to repeat the offence the following day," said Mr Huggan.

"When staff challenged him on the second occasion it brought him to his senses and he hasn't offended since."