A MAN who was fined for begging in Barrow has pleaded guilty to stealing a watch from a town centre store and having a knife in public.

Anthony Robson, 38, of Egerton Court, was remanded in custody after admitting stealing a £200 Apple watch from Vodafone on November 25 and having a knife of November 18.

He also appeared in court earlier this month where he pleaded guilty to a public order offence and begging in public.

He will be sentenced at Preston on January 2.