A woman who was using ketamine went on a mini-shoplifting spree to fund her habit.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard Neve Turner had since sought help with her problem and was now clean of the drug.

Turner, 21, of Heron Way, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to theft of cosmetics worth £131 from Superdrug, beauty gift sets worth £230 from Boots, groceries worth £276 from Asda, and two suitcases from Primark.

The thefts from Boots took place in Blackburn on November 27, while the shoplifting at Asda in Blackburn occurred on January 2.

The suitcases were stolen from Primary in Blackpool on March 25.

She was made subject to a 12-month community order with a 20-day rehab activity requirement.

Scott Parker, prosecuting, said all the offences were committed in the company of another woman.

They were stopped by security staff as they tried to leave Asda with a trolley full of goods but ran off. They were identified from CCTV footage.

John Rusius, in mitigation, said his client’s use of ketamine had been behind the offending.