A WOMAN who stole £1,500 of food from a pub's storage area has avoided an immediate jail sentence.

Chelsea Lee Bailey, of Chatteris Court, Toll Bar, had been found guilty of the theft and was then sentenced at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

Bailey, 31, entered the food storage area of the Eccleston Arms pub on Prescot Road as a trespasser and stealing meat and other foodstuffs to the value of £1,500 on July 14 this year.

Meanwhile, Bailey pleaded guilty to the theft of five Gillette razors to the value of £66.96 from Superdrug at Lagrange Arcade in St Helens town centre on August 8.

The 31-year-old also admitted a breach of a community order imposed on her by Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court on March 5 as she failed to attend probation appointments on March 11 and 13 this year.

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Bailey was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months for the Eccleston Arms theft.

She was also given a consecutive four-week term for the Superdrug theft, making her overall sentence 22 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

For the breach of the community order, she must do up to 30 days of rehabilitation activity by the order's original end date of March 4, 2021.