Within days of being made subject to a suspended prison sentence and a Criminal Behaviour Order a prolific shoplifter breached them both.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard Kristian King was told on the previous occasion he was being given a chance to show he really wanted to beat his drug addiction and turn his life around.

King, 33, of Broadfield Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to four offences of shoplifting and two breaches of a CBO by entering Heron Foods.

He was sentenced to a total of 24 weeks in prison.

District Judge Alexandra Preston said she had given King the suspended sentence with requirements attached which required him to work with the Probation Service.

"You haven't attended Probation once," she said.

"It is completely up to you whether you co-operate with the Probation Service and wok with them following your release from this sentence.

"If you don't and you continue to offend you will find yourself returned to prison very quickly."

Jonathan Taylor, in mitigation, said his client accepted that more than likely he would receive a custodial sentence.

"He knows that he has to start engaging  positively with the Probation Service and stop offending," said Mr Taylor.