A PROLIFIC thief has appeared at court again for stealing meat and cheese from the Co-op.

Magistrates’ jailed Andrew Copeland Brown because of his ‘flagrant disregard for court orders, people and their property’ last month.

But he was back in Oxford’s court on Thursday charged with four counts of shoplifting at the London Road shop on October 13.

The 54-year-old, of Henry Taunt Close, was sentenced to a community order and an electronically tagged curfew for four months after admitting the crimes.

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PC Jon Kelly, based at St Aldates police station said: “Andrew Copeland Brown had previously been charged for targeting this store last month, and this demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will take shoplifting offences seriously, particularly when we have a recidivist offender like Copeland Brown.

“I am hopeful that this curfew will prevent reoffending and any breaches will be robustly dealt with to protect businesses in that area.”