A woman has been jailed for shoplifting from Co-op stores across Norwich.

The thefts happened between March 4 and March 21 when the woman entered different Co-op stores in Norwich and Costessey and stole products including coffee, meat and laundry items.

In total, more than £470 worth of goods were stolen.

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A 24-year-old woman was arrested on Friday by officers for theft and recall to prison and taken to Wymondham Police Station for questioning.

Chelsea Townsend, of Dolphin Grove in Norwich, was later charged with nine offences and was remanded into custody.

At Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Townsend pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft from a shop and failing to comply with a community protection notice.

She was jailed for 14 weeks and was ordered to pay £475 in compensation.