A SHOPLIFTER who was armed with a knife has been given a curfew.

Mohammed Hassan, aged 18, of Mayor Street, Bolton, stole £40 of clothing from JD Sports in The Rock, Bury, on February 26 while in possession of a steak knife.

He appeared before Bury magistrates and admitted theft and possession of a weapon and was given a community order.

Hassan must stay home from 7pm to 7am each day for nine weeks.