A man has been jailed after going on a shoplifting spree to fund his drug habit.

Jonathan Wadsworth took goods totalling more than £500 from four shops in the Huddersfield area.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that he had been addicted to class A drugs for a number of years.

Between May 2 and 6 the 33-year-old stole £346 worth of razor blades from Wilkinsons in New Street.

On April 23 he swiped nine bottles of Persil Small and Mighty from Poundland in the town. Then on May 5 Wadsworth took £88 of goods from the Co-op in Marsh.

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He targeted Clinton Cards in the town centre on May 2 and made off with Yankee Candles worth £80.

Wadsworth, of Elmwood Avenue in Highfields, tested positive for cocaine and opiates following his arrest.

His solicitor Rachel Sharpe said: “Mr Wadsworth has had an entrenched drug problem for a number of years.

“He stole the items to fund his habit.”

District Judge Andrew Pascoe heard that Wadsworth was subject to a suspended jail term at the time.

He sentenced him to a total of 28 weeks in custody.