A SHOPLIFTER has been told to pay compensation for stealing from shops across Basingstoke.

Leon Davies, of Sycamore Tree Road, Oakley, stole from stores between October 15 and October 25, a court heard.

On Sunday, October 15, the 25-year-old stole Fairy Liquid to the value of £28 from a One Stop shop. On Tuesday, October 17, he took cleaning products worth £61.25 from One Stop.

On Friday, October 20, Davies targeted Superdrug and stole make up items valued at £131.34.

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The following day, Saturday, October 21, he again targeted the same shops, stealing make up worth £119.88 from Superdrug and Fairy Liquid from One Stop worth £14.

Davies targeted Tesco on Sunday, October 22, stealing chocolates worth £14.50, the following day he stole from Tesco again, taking £18.75 worth of pizza and alcohol.

He returned to Superdrug on Wednesday, October 25 and snatched make up and skin care products to the value of £80.

During a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 27, Davies pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft from a shop.

Magistrates ordered Davies to pay compensation to all the shops he stole from, totalling £467.72.