A THIEF has been spared an immediate jail term after receiving a suspended sentence.

John Barry Rolt, of Regent Street, Newton-le-Willows stole £46 of baby milk from a Co-Operative shop on Park Road South.

Rolt, 29, pleaded guilty at Merseyside Magistrates' Court.

A court sheet said a custodial sentence was passed due to Rolt's "offending history".

However, the sentence was suspended.

Rolt received a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.