A WINCHESTER man has been convicted of shoplifting from Superdrug and assault.

Christopher Martin Patrick Heffron, 46, of Trussell Crescent, Weeke, admitted stealing cosmetics valued at £53.23 from the High Street store in Winchester on November 29, assaulting Amy Ratcliffe and Ryan James and threatening behaviour.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court imposed an 18-month conditional discharge and a £20 victim surcharge.

There were no orders for compensation as no injuries were caused, the court heard.