A SHOPLIFTER has been fined for stealing candles and laundry products from a discount store.

Peter Gibbon, 37, stole laundry products worth £60 from Home Bargains in Whitehaven on December 29.

He then went back to the store on January 13 and stole candles and laundry products, to the value of  £54.

Gibbon, of Newlands Lane South, Workington, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from a shop.

Magistrates sitting in Workington fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85.63 in compensation to Home Bargains.

He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £96 victim surcharge.