A 37-year-old Abingdon mother went on a shoplifting spree. Louise Ponting stole clothes and DVDs totalling £235 from Primark, Marks & Spencer, Gap, HMV and British Homes Stores in Oxford on October 20.

All the items were recovered.

Ponting, of Geoffrey Barbour Road, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was given a two-year conditional discharge.