A SHOPLIFTER who targeted stores in Bolton, Bury and Ramsbottom has been jailed for 16 weeks.

David Bird, aged 40, of Worsley Road, Farnworth, stole goods worth a total of hundreds of pounds on five occasions from the Co-op and Aldi in Bury and Ramsbottom and Moses Gate newsagents in Farnworth.

At Bolton Magistrates' Court Bird pleaded guilty to committing five offences last month.

In addition to the prison sentence he was ordered to pay £115 in compensation to the newsagents.