A THIEF who went on a crime spree stealing alcohol worth £988 from supermarkets in Gwent has been jailed.

Lee Prosser, 34, targeted Tesco in Ebbw Vale and the Waitrose store in Monmouth between July 14 and September 4.

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The defendant, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft and failing to surrender.

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Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how Prosser stole drinks worth £500 on one occasion from Waitrose on August 11.

He was sent to prison for 16 weeks and ordered to pay £875 in compensation.