A PERSISTENT shoplifter and drug addict has been ordered to take part in a treatment programme.

Kell Phra-Bang Andrews admitted six offences of stealing mainly meat, fragrance and clothes from Winchester shops between last November and this month.

Andrews, 38, of Stockwell Place, Sparsholt, targeted Tesco, Debenhams, the Co-op and TK Maxx, magistrates in Basingstoke heard.

They ordered Andrews to take part in a nine-month drug programme with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 15 days.

For stealing meat valued at £28.90 on November 15, the first in the series of thefts, he was ordered to pay the sum in compensation to the Co-op. The money will be deducted from benefits.