A PROLIFIC shoplifter found himself before a court again after stealing items worth £40 from a supermarket.

The court heard how Keanu Rhys Logan, 25, had stolen 10 bottles of Lynx deodorant from the Morrisons supermarket in Barrow.

Magistrates were told the defendant had 30 previous convictions for dishonesty having appeared in court a number of times for shoplifting.

The defendant admitted to stealing the bottles of deodorant from the store, in the Strand, on May 27.

Prosecutor Lee Dacre told South Cumbria Magistrates' Court: "The offence occurred at around 5.20pm at the Morrisons store.

"Staff were informed by a member of the public somebody had stolen 10 cans of Lynx deodorant.

"The defendant left without paying for them."

Mr Dacre told magistrates about Logan's long list of previous convictions.

Prosecutor Michael Graham said Logan had been progressing well in his life following previous appearances in court.

In mitigation, he said: "The offence is unremarkable.

"He's visited the shop and taken items.

"There is no sophistication in what he did.

"He was in financial difficulty at the time.

"He didn't prevaricate and simply held his hands up that he was responsible.

"He hasn't been before the court as frequently as recently as he has in the past.

"He now has secure accommodation and he's on a more even keel than he was previously."

For the offences magistrates ordered Logan, of Storey Square, to pay compensation of £40 to Morrisons.

The sum would be added to an existing fines account he has with the court, magistrates heard.

Logan was previously before a court in September 2019.

He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £20 compensation to the Co-Op after he stole £20 of washing products from the store in Roose Road on July 15.

“He was tracked down after being identified on the store’s CCTV cameras," prosecutor Pam Ward told the court."

Defence solicitor Mr Graham said Logan’s Employment Support Allowance (ESA) had been stopped because of benefits sanctions.

That same month he appeared in court after being charged with possessing a quantity of amphetamine.

After admitting the charge, Logan was sentenced to a fine of £75 for the offence and also told to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs for bringing the case to court.

He was said to have been discovered with the drug on August 22.