A THIEF has been jailed after he stole plant pots and hanging baskets from a store.

Jonathan Ball, 38, was caught pinching two plant pots worth £50 and three hanging baskets valued at £22.50 from B&M in Newport.

He also stole a box of kitchen knives worth £55 from an Asda supermarket.

Ball, of Partridge Way, Duffryn, Newport pleaded guilty to three counts of theft.

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The defendant has previous convictions for similar offences.

The thefts occurred between April 11 and April 16 and put him in breach of a suspended sentence.

Ball was jailed for 28 weeks at Newport Magistrates' Court.

He was also ordered to pay £127.50 in compensation.