A purse snatcher who stole a pensioner's cash walked from court with a £156 bill.

Notorious Kevin Nanton, 53, stole the 83-year-old woman’s purse containing £130 in Broadway, Didcot, on November 5.

The Oxford man, of Fettiplace Road, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared before Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The justices ordered he pay £80 compensation, £42 in costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Last year, Nanton was given an extra two months in jail for a spree of pickpocket thefts targeting elderly victims in Oxford and the surrounding area. He committed the offences with another man.

Guy Wyatt, mitigating at the Oxford Crown Court hearing in 2020, said his client – who had more than 200 convictions on his record – was ‘not very good’ at stealing.

Judge Maria Lamb told Nanton and his co-defendant: "If you are not professional pickpockets, certainly you are persistent and you prey on the elderly and vulnerable."

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