A WOMAN has been put on a Community Payback Order after a shoplifting spree on March 9.

Kelly McLaughlin of Woodlands Crescent in Ayr stole a pair of boots and a jacket from Watt Brothers on High Street in Ayr town centre which had a total value of £94.98.

She then snatched a quantity of laundry products and toiletries from Wilkinsons worth £41.30 further down the street.

Sheriff John Montgomery told the 40-year-old: “I’m able to offer you some support to help you. You will be made subject to a Community Payback Order which will be supervised for 18 months.

“It’s important you engage with this order otherwise you’ll come back to the court and be dealt with in another way.”

The order was an alternative to custody.