A THIEF who stole from a New Forest convenience store has been jailed.

Lena Leanne Brown, 30, stole items worth £53 from Tesco Express on Old Milton Road, New Milton, on November 11.

She also stole items worth £17.70 from the same store on December 1.

Appearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court, Brown, of Andrews Lane, New Milton, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.

She also admitted committing the thefts during the operation of a suspended sentence order, imposed by Margate Magistrates' Court in November.

Brown was jailed for a total of five months.

She was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £122.