ITEMS worth nearly £500 have been stolen from Boots and Bargain Buys stores in Aldershot.

Police received reports that items worth more than £490 were stolen from Boots and Bargain Buys in Aldershot between Friday, November 24 and Wednesday, November. 29

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Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a woman has since been charged with shoplifting offences in Aldershot.

Abbie Folkes, 31, of East Street, Farnham, was charged with three counts of theft from a shop.

Folkes is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Thursday, November 30.