A woman has been jailed for six months following a spate of shoplifting offences.

On Wednesday, last week, officers arrested a woman for shoplifting during a covert operation in Blackpool.

She was later charged with 13 counts of shoplifting from a number of outlets across the Blackpool South area.

On Thursday (18 April), Kelly Dawson, 40, of Burlington Road, Blackpool, was sentenced to six months in prison. 

Dawson has also been given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order which bans her from entering the following stores: Morrisons Daily,  Harrowside Road, Dunelm Mill, Squires Gate retail park, Tesco Express, Lytham Road and Tesco  Express, Highfield Road

Sergeant Paul Regan said: “My team have worked tirelessly with local businesses, as well as our Civil Orders and ASB Prevention & Problem Solving Command team to achieve this positive outcome.

“I would like to thanks local businesses for supporting us and providing us with business impact statements which were presented before the courts, which helped to secure this sentencing.

“I will reiterate my message that my team will continue to work both covertly and overtly across Blackpool to reduce crime.”